Johnny Shield

Johnny Shield's grandfather made an adventure across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States during World War II, his mother went on a journey backpacking through Europe in the 1970s, and now he embarks on his pilgrimage into the depths of art. Channeling the traditional American pioneering spirit, Johnny aims to conquer ideas that appear unconquerable to him. He physically uses and sometimes alters his body and the physical art gallery to express concepts relating to what it means to be an artist and a contemporary consumer of art. 

While performing Body of Work, in front of a gallery audience, Johnny Shield applies his signature and date on the bottom of his foot and then presents his foot in a purpose-built pedestal. This pedestal will hid his legs and waist and present his foot as a standard three-dimensional art object. Sound, smell and visual connection through the medium of tattooing will allow him to connect to the physical art audience.

Johnny's performance will start at 9:00 pm sharp.

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Performance date and time: 
Saturday, October 21st, 2017,
9:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Produced by FLOOD in partnership with:

Arts Council for Long BeachMillworksPort of Long BeachIce House Arts Complex Long BeachLong Beach Community FoundationWork Evolution Laboratories