Rashid Johnson, Daybed 2 (detail), 2012. Burned red oak, black soap, wax, zebra skin. Photo: Martin
Rashid Johnson, Daybed 2 (detail), 2012. Burned red oak, black soap, wax, zebra skin. Photo: Martin Parsekian. Image courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.
Installation View, Rashid Johnson: Shelter
Installation View, Rashid Johnson: Shelter at the South London Gallery, 2012. Image courtesy of the artist, South London Gallery and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Andy Keate
The End of Anger, 2012, Rashid Johnson
The End of Anger, 2012, Rashid Johnson. Image courtesy of the artist, South London Gallery and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Andy Keate.
Rashid Johnson: Shelter
28 Sep - 25 Nov 2012, Admission free
For his first solo exhibition in London, New York-based artist Rashid Johnson presents an entirely new body of work in the South London Gallery’s main space. Inspired by the idea of an imagined society in which psychotherapy is a freely available drop-in service, Johnson’s installation of large-scale paintings, hanging plants, Persian rugs and four wooden day beds questions established definitions of the art object and its limitations, as well as the relationship between individual and shared cultural experience.
Johnson has also curated the exhibition in the SLG’s first floor galleries, entitled Drip, Drape, Draft. This brings together abstract paintings by three artists living and working in the USA: Robert Davis, Sam Gilliam and Angel Otero.
With thanks to Hauser & Wirth.
Additional thanks to The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts and Gallagher Heath.