Saturday, May 18, 2013

Nice work, Angela.

I have come to the conclusion that Angela Davis Johnson has a whole lot of friends.  Thanks to all who came out to support her Friday night.  If you haven't made it yet, you have six weeks to do so.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

KINFOLK Opens Friday

Angela Davis Johnson's mixed media works are up and we're getting ready for her opening in a couple of days. All that's left to do is to conjure forth a facsimile of her dream pharmacy using bottles and string.

You and your imagination are invited. Friday, May 17th. 6 to 10 pm. 900 South Rodney Parham.

(The painting above is "No More Cotton Pickers" by Angela Davis Johnson)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Angela Davis Johnson Presents: "Kinfolk and the Apothecary Dream"

"'Kinfolk and the apothecary dream' is part family history 
and part allegorical interpretation of a dream I had about 
being led out of the city by a strange man, 
through an apothecary, to the woods, onto a levee 
where I could see my ancestors toiling in a field below me....

"By juxtaposing sketches from family snapshots
with images and text of the Elaine Riots/Massacre
I created a series of Conté drawings, collages, and mixed media pieces
that not only reflect my eastern Arkansas heritage
but also attempt to start an honest dialogue
about how the past actions of our predecessors
affect today's society and cultural identity.

"This show is a visual medicine for the mind,
an apothecary for the soul."

Come meet Angela and drop in on her dream
Friday, May 17th from 6:00 to 10:00 PM

The show runs through June.