Opening Reception: Nikko Washington, For the Old Gods and the New: KAVI GUPTA | WASHINGTON BLVD. FL. 2

28 October 2023 


Join us at Kavi Gupta | Washington Blvd. on Saturday, October 28 from 4–7 PM for the opening reception of For the Old Gods and the New, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Chicago-based artist Nikko Washington, whose work was recently featured in the gallery’s critically acclaimed, philanthropic exhibition Skin + Masks, curated by award-winning rapper and social activist Vic Mensa.


Washington’s emotive portraits of Black athletes make space for new perspectives on the roles of myth, folk- lore, and heroism in contemporary American culture.


For the Old Gods and the New at Kavi Gupta follows recent solo exhibitions of Washington’s work at the Salt Shed in Chicago, and the inclusion of his works in recent group exhibitions at the The Hole Los Angeles, The Hole New York, Kavi Gupta Gallery, and Innersect in Shanghai, China.