Emergence: The Work of Levi Johnson, Jr. @ Detroit Fiber Works, Nov. 10th
Second Saturday Exhibit Opening: Saturday, November 10, 2018 6-9PM
Second Saturday Artist Talk: Saturday, December 8, 2018 6-9PM
Exhibition Closes: Monday, December 24, 2018
Levi Johnson, Jr.
“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” Henry David Thoreau naturalist and writer
Levi Johnson is a a multi-faceted person, a multi-talented artist, and a true Renaissance man.
He creates in many mediums, including pastels, found art sculpture, painting, and most recently, Fibonacci pins which are made from pinecones, embellished with Swarovski crystals and other findings, and painted by hand in a dizzying array of colors. His Fibonacci pins have been featured in the Detroit News.
Levi is lead singer in two bands: The Saints of Soul, and his own band, The Pearl Handled Necktie. He is a self-taught kalimba player and a trained gospel singer.
Levi is also the maker of Mr. Levi’s MyTFine Soul Sauce which is sold at stores across Metro Detroit and Michigan, and online at mytfinellc.com
Levi’s love of people and life’s often overlooked beauty is reflected in his art. Self-taught, with no formal art training, Levi approaches creating art with zeal, and with this in mind:
“All people should have an appreciation for art. Art gives depth to our lives, whether we practice it or simply observe it. Art makes you a better, fuller person, a richer person. If you have a privileged life, art can complement that. If you are not in a position of privilege, art can supply you with hope and certain comforts. I believe that art is vital to our well-being. It centers, soothes, and gives peace and joy.