In Conversation

Face to Face: An Evening with Rashid Johnson

The Power Plant is pleased to welcome influential American artist Rashid Johnson to Face to Face for the 2019 edition of the gallery's annual fundraiser. Featured at The Power Plant in Fall 2019, Johnson will be partaking in the Clerestory Commission Program, where he will be developing a new work for this specific site.

Johnson embraces of a wide range of media – including sculpture, painting, drawing, filmmaking, and installation – which yields a complex multidisciplinary practice that incorporates diverse materials rich with symbolism and personal history. The artist’s work is known for its narrative embedding of a pointed range of everyday materials and objects, often associated with his childhood and frequently referencing collective aspects of African American intellectual history and cultural identity. Many of Johnson’s works convey rhythms of the occult and mystic: evoking his desire to transform and expand each included object’s field of association in the process of reception.

The evening will begin with a panel featuring Johnson, with dinner to follow. Each table will be animated by artists and cultural producers who will share their own perspectives on the current cultural landscape, providing guests with the opportunity for a unique, intimate dining experience.