RASHID JOHNSON: COSMIC SLOPS
September 5 – October 4, 2008
Cosmic Slops at Richard Gray Gallery consists of three-dimensional wall works made of an amalgam of black soap and microchrystaline wax that Johnson melted together and then hand-poured in create unique surfaces. The so-named "cosmic slops" range in size from 36 x 24 inches to impressive 72-inch squares that have been turned on their sides to create diamond shaped reliefs. Selected sculptures by Johnson will also be included in this exhibition.
Rashid Johnson (b. Chicago, 1977, lives NY) is a conceptual artist who works in myriad media including sculpture, photography and video, among others. He received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2005) and his BFA from Columbia College, Chicago (2000). His work has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Detroit Institute of Arts; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington D.C.; the Institute of Contemporary Photography, New York; the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT; the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago where he had a solo exhibition.
Upcoming exhibitions include 21: Selections of Contemporary Art from the Brooklyn Museum opening September 19, a solo exhibition at galeria annarumma 404, Milan, Italy in November, and 30 Americans at the Rubell Family Collection, Miami in December.