Dallas, May 2021 - Ro2 Art is proud to present The Story of an Artist & Songs of Pain, a retrospective featuring works by artist Daniel Johnston. The exhibition will run from June 26 through July 31, 2021.
Daniel Johnston (1961-2019) was a self taught visionary artist and musician who used his art to plumb the depths of his longing. This collection of drawings and collages, spanning 1978-2019 explore the artist's personal mythologies as he yearned for acceptance, while trying to separate fantasy from reality. In work from the 70's and 80's are the first appearances of characters that remained in his art for the rest of his life: eyeballs of various forms, a female torso, super heroes, ducks, polka dot shorts, cubes, open skulls, and satan. During this time, Johnston used found paper, usually retrieved from trash.