LEROY JOHNSON: CROSSROADS
July 3, 2021 - August 7, 2021
July 8, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Tiger Strikes Asteroid is proud to present Crossroads, a solo exhibition featuring sculptures and works on paper by Leroy Johnson. A self-described outsider artist, Johnson surveys the rhythms of the city of Philadelphia in a range of disciplines: for over seven decades, his virtuosic studio practice has included painting, assemblage sculpture, collage, and ceramics.
These sculptures are tender and unflinching portraits of Johnson’s Philadelphia. Through assemblages of materials sourced from Johnson’s walks throughout the city, he transforms the cityscape into a site of human connection. Made of everything from found plastic to cardboard to clay, and embedded with layers of photographs, painting, portraits, and found objects, Johnson’s sculptures capture the richness of urban life.