A significant thunderstorm almost eclipsed the opening night for the exhibition of Dovetail Mortises & Peluca Grande by Marquis Duriel Lewis last week, preventing the L.A.-based graffiti artist known as RETNA from arriving at his opening presented at The Goss-Michael Foundation. However, attending RETNA devotees still basked in his latest creativity.

Marquis Duriel Lewis, RETNA, shot by Joshua White

Marquis Duriel Lewis, aka RETNA. Photo by Joshua White.

That night, ardent street-graffiti fans, intrigued art patrons and RETNA’s sweet Mum, who had come to Dallas to enjoy her son’s celebration—waited for his imminent yet delayed arrival. Sadly, the private jet was rerouted north of Dallas to avoid the storms; however, the crowd continued to revel amidst the revered artwork, soaking in the vibrant abstract storytelling of RETNA’s Brimstones.

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