PAMM Pérez Art Museum

Rashid Johnson

07 Sep - 04 Nov 2012

© Rashid Johnson
The New Negro Escapist Social and Athletic Club (Emmett), 2008
Lambda print
48 1⁄2 x 73 in.
Edition 1 of 5, aside from 2 artist’s proofs
Collection of Elliot and Kimberly Perry, Memphis
Message to Our Folks
7 September - 4 November 2012

In New York–based artist Rashid Johnson's first major solo museum exhibition, he explores the complexities and contradictions of black identity in a practice that is rooted in his individual experience. Incorporating commonplace objects from his childhood in a process he describes as “hijacking the domestic,” the artist transforms everyday materials such as wood, mirrors, tiles, rugs, CB radios, shea butter and plants into conceptually loaded and visually compelling works.

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