“Johnson presents us with a tragic image of ourselves, suspended together in this fragile and bewildering web, while implying that in appearing together, there is strength and hope for action.”
Publication: “Space for Solace,” in Rashid Johnson: Anxious Audience, edited by Gaëtane Verna. Toronto: The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 2021.
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Image: Rashid Johnson and The Power Plant