The Field Library Gallery

Medium: Mixed media

Website: The Field Library

Location: 4 Nelson Avenue (Mezzanine)

Days Open: Art Opening Event on Friday June 2nd from 4-6:30pm & Gallery is open all day Saturday

“Post No Ills”

The Art of Lance Johnson

Artist Statement:

When I was 14 years old, my mother showed me a documentary called “I’ll Make Me A World.” It was a brilliant examination of African American arts in America and the incredible collection of artists who I knew nothing about. It was there that I discovered the work of Romare Bearden. I was fascinated by the improvisation of his work and I knew I wanted to create art with that sort of freedom. As a Hip Hop junkie, the grittiness and energy of his work made so much sense to me..As Jazz informs Bearden’s work, Hip Hop informs mine…a natural continuation of the rich legacy. A rich legacy of Dopeness…..

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