SATURDAY, AUGUST 11TH
Artist Talk at 4 PM
Opening Reception from 4 – 6 PM
Exhibition on view through September 17th
Traci Johnson specializes in textile design, installation, and sculpture. Johnson’s “Creatures of Desire” utilizes avatars as a means to explore identity and reclaim power. Through textile sculptures and “Femi Rugs,” the artist characterizes unique and ephemeral expressions of womanhood, each without expectation or definition.
Johnson’s avatars in “Creatures of Desire” then explore a freer authenticity beneath projected or idealized womanhood, using abstract patterns, vibrant hues, and unconventional shapes to subvert societal structures built around the feminine form.
The Femi Rugs, which Johnson also refers to as interdisciplinary paintings, become snapshots of their “painter” at that moment in time. Some even serve as portals into the souls and bodies of other women in Johnson’s life.
Traci Johnson was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and specializes in textile design, installation, and sculpture. Their art emerges from the intersections of mental health, art, and fashion as therapeutic subcultures. Johnson creates a safe space for themselves and others within their work, offering a soothing sanctuary. Their deep emotions towards nature and the world are reflected in their art, mirroring the organic flow of nature’s beauty. Grateful for the ability to express themselves through their art, Traci Johnson will continue to share their inspiring creations with the world.