Thea's Art Department: Angela Davis Johnson
The tenth installment of The Art Department will feature the works of painter Angela Davis Johnson, an award-winning artist best known for her vibrant narrative paintings that examine universal connections, identity and historical occurrences through personal symbols. Recently, she made local news headlines for her mural applied last month to the eastern-facing wall of The House of Art in downtown North Little Rock. Her exhibition “The Wondrous Possibilities of Falling and Flying” will debut with a reception Friday, February 5, 2016, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Thea Foundation. February 5, $10 at the door covers heavy hors d’oeuvres by Ben E. Keith, an open beer and wine bar, live music by The Funkanites and the chance to win an original work of art. “‘The Wondrous Possibilities of Falling and Flying’ explores the idea of what liberation can look like after perceived failure, whether societal or personal,” Davis Johnson said of the upcoming exhibition, which contains all new work, some inspired by the mural located across the street from Thea Foundation. “I began creating work of what appears to be children flying above the city escaping the limitations of negative social constructs, violence and despair into their own imagined sky. In this work I will continue to examine this reimagining of the future.”
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