Untitled Anxious Red Drawings

Untitled Anxious Red Drawings are a series of artworks created by the American artist Rashid Johnson and exhibited in an online show produced by the gallery which represents his work, Hauser & Wirth.[1]  A self-described continuation of his 2015 series "Anxious Men", first exhibited  at the Drawing Center in New York City,[2] these subsequent pieces have all been created during the stay-at-home orders of 2020. A portion of the proceeds from their sale went to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization, with both Johnson and Hauser & Wirth each donating ten percent of the proceeds - according to the galleries website the series is sold out.[3]

The works visually explore the artist's admitted anxiety; of which he relates... "Anxiety is part of my life. It's something that people of color don't really discuss as often as we should. It's part of my being and how I relate to the world, and being honest with that struggle has been rewarding for me. It has led to the kind of self-exploration that produces fertile ground for my output as an artist".[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Musser, Amber Jamilla (2020-06-05). "Rashid Johnson: Untitled Anxious Red Drawings". The Brooklyn Rail. Retrieved 2020-07-07.
  2. ^ "Rashid Johnson. Untitled Anxious Red Drawings". Hauser & Wirth. Retrieved 2020-07-07.
  3. ^ Keener, Katherine (2020-04-16). "Rashid Johnson: representing anxiety through art". Art Critique. Retrieved 2020-07-07.
  4. ^ Johnson, Rashid. "Rashid Johnson: 'Anxiety is part of my life. It's something that people of color don't really discuss as often as we should'". CNN. Retrieved 2020-07-07.

External linksEdit

  • The online exhibition - [1]