Renee Johannes
Artexpo New York
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
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Artexpo New York
April 4 – April 7, 2019
Reception: Friday, April 5, 2019 6-8 PM

Renee Johannes’ work is inspired by the Chinese concept of Yin and Yang. Utilizing the portrait of the unidentified girl as a kind of cynosure, various levels of symbolism intrinsic to this Eastern understanding of contraries come to be fleshed out in the girl’s face. In a graduated way, contrary forces are shown to be, at bottom, complementary. Exploring the interdependency of the human and natural world, the series develops across a variety of media—not least of which is the medium of silkscreen, which Johannes imbues with a unique expressivity, replete with colorful markings.