Pinnacles Gallery

Danish Quapoor

Good Grief

Danish Quapoor is known for his distinctive flat-colour compositions and playful narratives. The artist’s largest body of work to date features his trademark illustrative paintings, wall drawings and ceramics alongside blown glass, textile forms and stop-motion animation. Quapoor reconciles these ostensibly disparate elements of his practice with a cohesive colour palette and a consistent use of repetitive, time consuming processes.

Conceptually, Good Grief is an interrogation of personal identity and familial relationships. The artist reflects on his father’s unexpected death in the 2020 peak of COVID-19, and the exasperation of experiences and memories in the wake of that loss.

Collectively, the works illuminate and subvert concepts of grief, sexuality, and gender roles within heteronormative regional contexts.

Exhibition launch, Friday, 8 March.

Floor talk: Saturday, 9 March.

9 March—28 April

Pinnacles Gallery

20 Village Boulevard, Thuringowa Central QLD 4817