Rashid Johnson Shows in Dark Matter at Pace Gallery
Rashid Johnson (SAIC 2003–04) participated in Dark Matter at Pace Gallery, where a range of artists congregated with works that explore the meaning of blackness in contemporary culture. Johnson brought in a piece called The Collapse, a piece made of "black soap and wax slathered over black-mirrored tile that transforms images of viewers gazing into suggestive blurs." “We’ve become familiar with the routine of being able to recognize ourselves in a way that doesn’t feel odd,” Johnson told the Wall Street Journal. “But seeing yourself with a different tone and quality of reflection is an opportunity to think very differently about who and how you are.