A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

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.