We are thrilled to announce the collages and paintings of GLYNEISHA JOHNSON are now hanging in our main gallery. We have invited a select group of poets to write ekphratstic poems to coincide with her works. Details of the opening reception coming soon.
Through the language of collage and drawing, I recreate familiar domestic Black spaces of color. I explore the notion of collage as a metaphor to describe the dislocated, collaged nature of Black history due to colonialism. I am recreating Black southern spaces I call and have called home, places such as my grandmother’s kitchen, my mother’s den, or the home I wanted growing up in order to convey nostalgia for a past that never existed. I include decorative objects, such as African vases and religious artifacts to represent black culture and my family heritage. The spaces reflect the relationship between family and home, along with the desolate truths and overt absences that reside there.