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Johnson & Johnson

Uprise Art curates an exhibition for the Johnson & Johnson headquarters that highlights their passion for process and community. In Downside Up, artists Kristin Texeira and Chad Kouri reflect on the role dyslexia has played in their creative practices. Throughout their careers, both artists have changed the narrative, turning the so-called “affliction” into creative fuel. Each describes their artistic journey as one of turning a potential negative into a positive, of framing their unique perspective as a strength rather than weakness.

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“In Texeira’s paintings, themes of reflection, mirroring, and duality abound, and her inclusion of written text brings to the immediate surface the process of reading and writing. Her works are based on memories of specific moments in time.”

— Uprise Art

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Chad Kouri
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“Kouri’s works similarly investigate memory and recall by utilizing the artist’s stored base of visual information to create abstracted forms that reveal a shared experience that unite our unique experiences of the world.”

— Uprise Art

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“Color is very important in my work and the way I communicate ideas. Oil paint allows me to create complex colors because it stays open longer. I usually warm up my palette by mixing paint that comes right from the tube together, and then from those mixtures I make more colors. I never use paint right from the tube. Any color that I lay down at least has four different colors in it. Even if it looks white, it has a slight hue of some other colors in it.”

— Kristin Texeira

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