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David Kordansky Will Unveil an Online Exhibition on Prolific Conceptual Artist Rashid Johnson

Focusing specifically on the artist’s first decade of work.

David Kordansky Gallery will unveil a new online exhibition entitled, “Major Works: Rashid Johnson, Tell it on the Mountain.”

Inspired by James Baldwin‘s 1953 semi-autobiographical novel of the same name, Rashid Johnson‘s “Tell it on the Mountain” is rooted in similar intellectual and emotional themes that Baldwin expressed. However, they are taken further by mixing in references from Public Enemy, various Black secret societies and Johnson’s own coming of age as a Black man in Chicago. The exhibition is a summary of Johnson’s prolific first decade of work that demonstrates his ability to take on multiple legacies of abstract expressionism and in-turn, revitalize the genre for the 21st Century, by introducing techniques that were at-once shunned by it.

Rashid Johnson has worked across mediums and creates work that composes unapologetic meditations on race and class, all the while using a visual lexicon that blends his love for sculpture and painting. He has exhibited across the world at galleries — from LACMA and the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City, to MoMA New York and the Venice Biennale.

David Kordansky’s online exhibition, “Major Works: Rashid Johnson, Tell it on the Mountain,” views from August 6-13.

Elsewhere in art, watch as Eric Haze and A$AP FERG talk on Jean-Michel Basquiat and the blurring of creative mediums.

David Kordanksy Gallery
5130 W. Edgewood Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90019

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