Antoinette Johnson is going on a Manhattan Rampage!
Antoinette Johnson is pleased to announce her debut solo exhibition Manhattan Rampage to be held at Le Salon d’ Art. The opening reception will be on October 4th from 7-10PM and the exhibition will run from October 3rd until November 6th. Le Salon d’ Art is located at 90 Stanton Street in the Lower East Side. Located between Orchard and Ludlow, the gallery is accessible via the J, M, Z, and F trains.
This exhibition is inspired in part by a performance in which she and performance artist Defenz Mechanizm donned “Super Fuzzy Dinosaur” costumes to dance and rampage their way through a carefully recreated Tokyo city. That performance was also instrumental in the development of her “Hair Sculpture” technique. These hair sculptures will be on display via live models and in photographs of past models.
She will also feature new works in her signature fluorescent, hardedge style. The “Standing Alone” series will be shown in full. For this exhibition, one piece has been retrieved from a private collection for display. The series has been noted for its bright circles and strong depictions of anonymous women. It was photographed by Hrag Vartanian and featured as a highlight of Beat Nite 7 on his personal blog. Polytychs and undulating abstract pieces will hang together to recreate the atmosphere of our living, breathing city.
Antoinette Johnson studied photography and darkroom techniques at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota. She spent time in Greece photographing architecture and various protests, this experience and subject matter has informed her attention to detail and utilization of the figure in her paintings. Her work has been shown in Brooklyn, Paris, and is found in private collections and establishments in Washington DC.
Manhattan Rampage is being curated by Sean Alday.