Pictures at an Exhibition

‘Rashid Johnson: Anxious Men’ at The Drawing Center, Selected by Hank Willis Thomas

Rashid Johnson, 'Untitled Anxious Men,' 2015, installation view, at The Drawing Center. ANDRES RAMIREZ/©RASHID JOHNSON/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND HAUSER & WIRTH

Rashid Johnson, ‘Untitled Anxious Men,’ 2015, installation view, at The Drawing Center.

ANDRES RAMIREZ/©RASHID JOHNSON/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND HAUSER & WIRTH

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. This week’s shows were picked by artist Hank Willis Thomas. Read more about this week’s Pictures here.

Today’s show: “Rashid Johnson: Anxious Men” is on view at The Drawing Center in New York until Sunday, December 20. This site-specific installation presents the artist’s newest series of black-soap-and-wax-on-tile portraits, in which Johnson deeply incises the surface of the work to create visually and viscerally poignant portraits. These are the artist’s first figurative works outside of film and photography.

Hank Willis Thomas writes:

Don’t let him fool you. Rashid is a Jazz Musician.

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