DISTRICT Arts is pleased to present the works of Daniel Lai. Daniel, a self-taught artist of Chinese descent from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was granted US citizenship through extraordinary ability in the field of fine art and arts management in 2014.
Daniel creates sculptures out of discarded books. His narrative book sculptures tell stories of lived moments. From food to social issues, inspirations abound for Daniel. As an immigrant in the US who has studied linguistics, art history, and criminology, his art uses metaphors to respond to injustices and to explore the mundane, for example sexism and the crabs he had for lunch. Transcending the limitation of words, the expressions in Daniel’s three-dimensional work encompass humor, intellect, and a variety of emotions.
His work is truly one of a kind and must be seen in person to appreciate.
This exhibition will run from September 11 through September 29.
The works of more than 30 artists will also be on display. The exhibition is free and open to the public. All are welcome. Visit our website for gallery hours.