Rashid Johnson | the artist
The artist Rashid Johnson
Born 1977, Chicago, USA.
Lives and works in New York USA, .
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2012 David C. Driskell prize. “Rashid Johnson is a visual artist fully incorporating every available resource to create works relevant to both the past and the present. His ability to draw upon materials and visual sources that stand alone formally but have strong ties to the African diaspora and highlight African culture through his imaginative and distinctive art exemplifies the qualities of a David C. Driskell Prize recipient. We are pleased to support his vision and development through this award.”
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The title of the show, "Dark Matters," reflects Johnsons propensity to unpeel cultured layers of race, identity and sexuality. Evoking both the title of Cornell West's prominent book Race Matters and borrowing from the language of physics and astronomy, Johnson draws both visual and conceptual parallels between the two. With the insertion of the physicists concept of dark matter into discourse on race, Johnson hopes to point out how societal norms and expectations are impalpably created and disseminated within the dominant frame of cultural production…