Johnnie Chatman

I Forgot Where We Were; is here...

Through the juxtaposition of historical text, literature from a lineage of black experiences, and self portrait imagery, Johnnie Chatman examines personal identity, selfhood and place. He notes: “Together the elements within the series use constructs and idioms of the West and western landscape photography as allegorical elements to facilitate a conversation on black identity as it reconfigures itself against media, historical, and trans global narratives.”

Works on View:

Cascade- Self Portrait, 2017, inkjet on paper, 24" x 36"

Darkwater- WD (1920), 2018, inkjet on paper, 24" x 36"

Voices From Within The Veil- WD (1920), 2018, inkjet on paper, 24"x 36"

Arch- Self Portrait, 2017, inkjet on paper, 48" x 36"