Offsite Gallery May 6 – June 23, 2023 “For My Brothers With Sons I Paint This”
Save the date:
June 10, 5-7pm – Conversation with the artist
Free & open to the public. Gallery hrs: Monday-Saturday, 10am-8pm & Sunday’s 12-6pm
Ray Johnson states, “As an artist, I aspire to create art that is meaningful and emotional. My art engages representation of black beauty, strength and perseverance.”
The work in this exhibition focuses on the positive impact of male figures on young men. “In the African American community, these men are often overlooked and replaced with the narrative that they are nonexistent. Aimed not only to praise fathers, the exhibition also is a special way to honor the man who believed in me more than I could ever believe in myself. I want young people to see that there are positive role models right here in the communities they live in,” says Johnson.
The exhibition date falls close to Johnson’s heart, first, because of Father’s Day and second because June 17th is the day his father passed away.