Collection: David Le & Kane Kokaris: 2-Person Show

*Held at the Nucleus House Gallery Location: 1137 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211 

May 3 - 26, 2024 

David Le (Australia)

Hailing from Melbourne Australia, David Le Goon is a tattooist working from Anderson St Tattoo. While Australia is largely known for being a multicultural society, David had always felt the disconnect between himself and the world he was raised in. Being both Asian and queer led to an experience void of any real representation. Although he believes things are heading in a better direction at present, he believes we can do more to make sure people of all different backgrounds have a voice and seat at the table. As such, David Le Goon primarily focuses on creating art that centre around themes of queerness and the Asian experience.

Kane Kokaris (Australia)

Kane Kokaris is a self taught artist from Gold Coast, Australia. His paintings are imaginative, stylised and often dark. Influences vary from nature and wildlife, to tattoo culture. He looks to partially tell a story within each composition, giving creatures a dreamlike world of their own. Although most tales are seemingly illfated, capturing the beauty in the darkest of moments is his main desire. Exposing viewers to images which evoke their own symbolic meaning and encourage them to let their imagination run free.