Kyle Johnson: Working Man's Hands
7414 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA, 90046
Saturday, May 6 at 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Ends Jul 1, 2023
Tierra del Sol Gallery is pleased to present Kyle Johnson: Working Man’s Hands, the artist’s debut solo exhibition. Featuring paintings, textiles, drawings, and poetry, Johnson’s visual and written language challenge and affirm his identity and experiences as a disabled Black man. His expansive imagination links his art and poetry to a greater totality where water, earth, and the cosmos comprise the rhythm he uses to create a powerful visual dance—even as he is bound to his wheelchair. Johnson uses art to tell his story as well as offer uplifting encouragement to those enduring difficult times, employing roadways through nature as pathways to ideas that strengthen his connection both to nature and himself. Sharing these experiences reminds him and viewers that he survived his childhood accident, and that through art, he can communicate his hopes, fears, dreams, realities, and futures, infusing each work with the love and celebration he yearns to see in the world. The exhibition opens with a celebration on May 6 from 6-9pm and is on view through July 1, 2023. In addition to the opening reception, Working Man’s Hands includes two special events: an Evening of Poetry on June 3, 4-5:30 pm and an artist talk with Kyle Johnson and jill moniz on June 24, 4-5:30 pm.