HIGH-DEF COLOR PHASE
March 15 – April 15
Opening: Saturday, March 18, 1-3 p.m.
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Los Angeles-based Dion Johnson makes hard-edged, abstract paintings with dynamic color fields and lines. In his works, bold, contrasting swathes droop down and slide across his canvases, existing simultaneously as line, shape, and color. HIGH-DEF COLOR PHASE features the latest works from Johnson’s studio. In the introductory essay for the exhibition’s catalog, art critic David Pagel gives new language to what makes Johnson’s latest body of work so special. Pagel states, “Color has always been integral to what Dion Johnson does as an artist and his new paintings are no exception: They treat color as something so unique and powerful that words cannot come close to naming the peculiar, idiosyncratic colors he mixes in his studio, much less capturing the one-of-a-kind nature of each of his handcrafted shades, tones, and tints.”
The exhibition opens with an artist-attended reception on Saturday, March 18, 1-3 p.m; all are welcome.
Phoenix Art Gallery
For more than thirty five years Bentley Gallery has been synonymous with contemporary painting and sculpture in the Southwestern United States. The Phoenix art gallery represents mid-career and museum-collected artists from the U.S. and Europe. Throughout the history of the gallery, a diverse range of mediums have been represented. Including painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, textiles, installation art, and video.
Paramount to every exhibition at Bentley is the selection of works that are beautiful, that are exquisitely crafted. And that force us to change how we experience the spaces we share with the art.
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