November 15, 2014 – January 3, 2015
3400 South Fitzhugh
PVAMU Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Ann Johnson, will have her art work featured in two exciting exhibitions this fall. Her popular Nesting series will be showcased as a solo art exhibition at the South Dallas Cultural Center, November 15, 2014 through January 3, 2015. Her Nesting series, as well as other new works, will also be featured in a group invitational exhibition titled Notes Upriver as a part of Prospect 3: Baton Rouge, LA, a citywide exhibition. The Baton Rouge exhibit will run from November 13, 2014 through January 25, 2015.
Johnson’s Nesting installation series began as a public art project for Russ Pittman Park in 2013, and was originally titled Migrations & Movement. For this series of work, Johnson creates circular nests that house delicate images of individuals printed on a feather. The series, now retitled Nesting, has since been exhibited at: The Art League Houston as a part of Print Houston 2013; Blue Orange Gallery as part of Print Houston 2014, and has been featured in exhibitions in Long View, and San Antonio, TX.
Nesting explores an individual’s private space and thoughts. “I’ve been teaching over 16 years, and as I’ve watched the students transition from analog to digital. I’ve noticed that more and more students are content with individual solitude and isolation as long as they’re plugged in(to an iPod/iPad.) Nesting explores an individual’s private space and thoughts,” explains Johnson. “Are we as individuals nesting in our own worlds, letting the days pass us by, or are we caged and trapped in this game called life. Rather it be in song, meditation, or prayer, nesting examines one’s personal moments of conceptual seclusion.”