Hooks-Epstein Galleries presents Ann Johnson: Acknowledge

2631 Colquitt
(713) 522-0718
  • Presented By: Hooks-Epstein Galleries
  • Dates: October 19, 2019 - November 27, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Hooks-Epstein Galleries
  • Address: 2631 Colquitt
  • Phone: (713) 522-0718
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: Free Admission
  • Admission: Free Admission
  • Area of Town: Upper Kirby/Greenway Plaza
  • Free Admission: Yes
  • overview

    In her latest exhibition, Acknowledge, Ann Johnson explores the truths and consequences of slavery. She incorporates a futuristic approach to the subject by printing images on raw cotton, gauze, and tree leaves, as well as integrating an array of found objects and contemporary images. Through the intricacy and multifaceted nature of her pieces, Ann Johnson acknowledges the pain and ills of slavery, as well as the survival and existence of its ancestors. Johnson presents a body of work that speaks at a greater depth and questions humanity—work that explores hard truths and breathes conversation.  Ann Johnson received her undergraduate degree in Home Economics at Prairie View A&M University (TX), where she currently teaches. She has earned a M.A. in Humanities from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and a M.F.A. with a concentration in printmaking from The Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Johnson has been in various solo and group exhibitions. In 2017, at Art League Houston, she organized a group show, How Do I Say Her Name, featuring work by nine women artists of color. The exhibition spawned She Matters, another group show organized by Ann Johnson in 2019 at Texas A&M. Johnson is currently part of a two-person exhibition, HARVEST, on view at the Houston Museum of African American Culture.

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