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Rashid Johnson Exhibition and Lismore Castle Arts

This important exhibition is happening from 15 April - 14 October 2018 coinciding with 2018 Robert Boyle Summer School

Lismore Castle Arts is delighted to present the first major solo exhibition by Rashid Johnson in Ireland, encompassing large scale works on paper, 2 film works, and several new sculptural works made for the gardens.

Inspired by a childhood steeped in African American cultural influences, Rashid Johnson creates layered artworks that engage a conversation between personal biography and its relationship to larger cultural and historical narratives. Johnson works predominantly in mixed media sculptures, paintings, and drawings, combining bare materials such as mirror, wood, and shea butter with loaded iconic objects including record covers, CB radios, historical books, and common domestic objects. Throughout his career, Johnson has explored the ways in which we form our sense of belonging to races and communities, investigating the relationship between familiar objects and identity.

Read more at the Lismore Heritage Centre Website