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Rashid Johnson - Anxious Men Universally accessible and employing common visual tropes such as the monochrome and the grid, Johnson s work is also self referential, making specific allusion to his upbringing in Chicago and the Afro centric values of his parents In Rashid Johnson Anxious Men, the artist creates a site specific installation in the Drawing Room gallery The core of the exhibition is a new series of black soap and wax on tile portraits that Johnson calls his anxious men Executed by digging into a waxy surface, they enact a kind of drawing through erasure and represent the first time Johnson has worked figuratively outside of photography or film, and on such a small scale Whereas Johnson s previous work has taken acerebral approach to questions of race and political identity, the drawn portraits confront the viewer with a visceral immediacy The portraits are set within a multi sensory environment that includes wallpaper featuring a photograph of the artist s father from the year Johnson was born, and an audio sound track comprised of Melvin Van Peebles s Love, That s America, a song that originally appeared in Peebles sfilm Watermelon Man and that was recently pressed into service by the Occupy Wall Street movement In this way, the exhibition, documented in this volume, creates an immersive space that implicates not only the artist but also the viewer in its interrogation of selfhood and identity

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  • Rashid Johnson - Anxious Men
  • Rashid Johnson
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  • 16 August 2018
  • 0942324935

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