Rashid Johnson ‘I’ll Fly Away’ at Hauser & Wirth

For his first exhibition at Hauser & Wirth New York in five years, Rashid Johnson will present new paintings, sculptures, and the monumental installation Within Our Gates(2016) that engages the gallery’s soaring architecture. Three new series of paintings expand upon Johnson’s signature palette of materials and colors. Taking its name from a time-honored 1929 hymn that has been reinterpreted over decades by scores of artists, from gospel legends of the American Dust Bowl era to such contemporary pop performers as Kanye West, ‘I’ll Fly Away’ introduces themes of history, escape, yearning, and redemption. The exhibition will also include music and dance performances.

Opening Reception: Thursday 8 September, 6 – 8 pm

Start Date

September 8, 2016

End Date

October 22, 2016

Hours

10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Address

Hauser & Wirth, 511 West 18th Street, New York

Event Type

Public

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