Zürich; Hauser & Wirth gallery , Rashid Johnson “The Gathering”
by Venetia Kapernekas
2 November -21 December 2013, Hauser & Wirth, Zürich
photo: courtesy of the gallery
Rashid Johnson’ s first solo exhibition in Switzerland, this exhibition “The Gathering” comprising over a dozen new works including sculpture, painting and video. For this exhibition, Johnson will unveil a new series of abstract portraits which he refers to as ‘characters’…..
….The abstracted form of these ‘characters’ was inspired in part by Johnson’s recent re-reading of Albert Camus’ ‘L‘Étranger’, in particular a memorable scene in which the rays of the sun obscure Meursault’s vision of the Arab…..