Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Angela Davis Johnson Exhibit at Gallery 360

Angela Davis Johnson
Exhibit at Gallery 360
Kinfolk and the apothecary dream 

       "Kinfolk and the apothecary dream," an exhibit of work by Little Rock artist Angela Davis Johnson, will be on display at Gallery 360 in May and June.

        An opening reception will be held 6:30 p.m. May 17 at the gallery, 900 S. Rodney Parham.  It is free and open to the public. 
     "'Kinfolk and the apothecary dream' is part family history, part allegorical interpretation of a dream I had about being led out of the city by a strange man through an apothecary, to the woods, onto a levee where I could see my ancestors toiling in the field below me," Mrs. Johnson said.

     "By juxtaposing sketches from my family snapshots with images and text of the Elaine Riots/Massacre, I created a series of drawings, collages, and mixed media pieces that not only reflect my Eastern Arkansas heritage but also attempt to start an honest dialogue about how the past actions of our predecessors affect today's society and cultural identity.  This show is visual medicine for the mind, an apothecary for the soul."
    Come out and enjoy Angela's vibrant art.  For more information, call Gallery 360 owner, Jay King at 663-2222 or 993-0012.