Installation view of Watering Hole at The Crossroads Hotel gallery, 2021. Photos by Patricia Bordallo Dibildox.

Installation view of Watering Hole at The Crossroads Hotel gallery, 2020. Photo by Patricia Bordallo Dibildox

Glyneisha Johnson: Watering Hole

October 9, 2020 - February 2, 2021
Crossroads Hotel


Glyneisha Johnson is a multimedia artist and community organizer born in Dallas, Texas, currently living and working in Kansas City, MO. Johnson completed her Bachelors of Fine Art in 2017. She is a 2020 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Award Fellow and a recipient of the 2020 Byron C. Cohen Award, administered by Charlotte Street Foundation. She was an artist-in-residence at Art OMI in summer 2019 and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Spring 2020. 


Johnson’s work celebrates Black womxnhood and the inherent matrilineal nature of Black interiors through collage, drawing, photography, intentional happenings, and multisensory experiences . Her interior spaces are intimate and disruptive, highlighting desolate truths and overt absences in Black life. She has exhibited in various solo and group exhibitions in the United States including SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, GA; the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, KS; the Union for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE. Johnson’s work is included in several private and museum collections in the United States.


Honoring the connectedness of the land to the African diaspora, Watering Place is an homage to plants as a source of refuge for Black, Brown, and Indigenous people. Watering Place materializes the Black interior and 

home garden as a space of healing from racialized and intergenerational trauma. This manifests as a space marked with resilience, reimagination, and rebirth influenced by African and Indigenous beliefs and practices. Using plants, herbs, minerals, matrilineal family heirlooms, furniture, textiles and selected works from artists, Patricia Bordallo Dibildox, Lizbeth de la Luna, Gabrielle Flores, SHENEQUA, Jada Patterson, and Aquetzali (Kiki) Serna, Glyneisha Johnson curates a collaged domestic interior inspired by spaces she has called home.


Watering Place is curated by Glyneisha Johnson.

Crossroads Hotel gallery and art program is organized by Hesse McGraw, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and El Dorado with Tiffany Meesha Thompson.

The Crossroads Hotel gallery is open to all, 24/7.

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