RECEPTION FRIDAY AUGUST 10, 7-9pm
Contemporary assemblage artist Duncan Johnson crosses a new threshold with his colorful repurposed wood compositions in his solo feature exhibition, “RE-creations”. Johnson’s process combines aspects of sculpture, drawing and painting, each piece conceived and constructed primarily from salvaged wood scraps enriched with a history of their own.
In the past, Johnson relied solely on the spectrum of original weathered hues already present on the reclaimed wood remnants he collected to define his palette. In this new body of work, he enhances existing patinas and painted surfaces with his own deliberate brushwork, often creating unexpected optical effects. The complexity and dimensional quality of Johnson’s current work explores both design and architectural avenues, which combined with the artist’s intuitive eye for color and meticulous craftsmanship, result in perhaps his most compelling work to date.
Johnson’s work has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout the US. He is a recipient of the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant (2010), the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award (2009) and the New York Foundation for the Arts Sculpture Fellowship (2001) among others. Johnson received his BFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
Meet the artist August 10th from 7 to 9pm.