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Rashid Johnson, Black Yoga Communication Station, 2011, mixed media, 84 x 71 1/2 x 110".

Rashid Johnson

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Rashid Johnson, Black Yoga Communication Station, 2011, mixed media, 84 x 71 1/2 x 110".

Suppose that there are three kinds of grooves. One you make by raking an implement through a semiresistant substance. One takes hold when a great song plays. And one you get stuck in. Rashid Johnson’s show had them all.

His exhibition, titled “Rumble,” comprised eleven assemblages distributed along the painting-to-sculpture spectrum, plus a short film. Johnson has for several years been making wall-based and freestanding consoles presenting particular kinds of fetishistic objects, like altars crossed with rec-room entertainment centers and boutique displays. Just one piece in the current group—Black Yoga Communication Station (all works 2011), fashioned from blackened steel and reclaimed red-oak flooring—stands in space. Four wall-mounted sculptures are composed of mirrored tiles in geometric patterns. Two of these, plus Communication Station, act as shelving units,

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