February 18 — March 25, 2023

Son Prism

Johnny Floyd

Son Prism, the second solo exhibition for Johnny Floyd, is an intimate examination of resilience, restoration, and healing. Rooted in figuration, the paintings in Son Prism expand beyond traditional portraiture in an effort to amplify Floyd’s relationship to process, experimentation, and the transcendent power of light and color while using the body as a central focusing point. The paintings that emerged for Son Prism are ultimately ruminations on the relationship between the physical body and the energetic environments in which they sit.

Johnny Floyd (b. 1984) works in Detroit, Michigan and Atlanta, Georgia. Building on a foundational academic infrastructure based in Psychology and Sociolinguistics, Floyd’s work examines the African American experience through an interrogation of both historical and current cultural phenomena while simultaneously imagining a future in which Blackness in The United States of America is a sustainable condition. He strives to allow his practice to be an instrument of resistance, recovery, and reparation. His work has been shown in Dallas, Detroit, and Los Angeles and is included in the permanent institutional collections of Roanoke College and the Dallas Museum of Art.

Read the Patron Magazine interview in the February/March 2023 issue here.

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