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Dion Johnson News: REVIEW: Dion Johnson

REVIEW: Dion Johnson "Vibrant" included in Visual Art Source

January 18, 2022 - John Zotos

Vibrant, contemporary, and distinctly a variant of southern California hard-edge abstraction perfectly describes Dion Johnson’s ten new pristine paintings. They fit the show’s title “Vibrant,” which is what the word suggests in the execution of each one of these lyrical stripe paintings. 

Visual elements dance across the spectrum in strong verticals that simultaneously divide and superimpose upon wide expanses of color. These oscillating forms appear to be in motion and usually compress into one side of each painting. The effect is that of a sky-borne prism of visual rays that seem to lack both origin and telos, that is an ultimate purpose, but exist eternally...

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Dion Johnson News: CATALOGUE RELEASE - Dion Johnson’s Symphonic Vertical Vibes at Holly Johnson Gallery , January  8, 2022 - Annabel Osberg

CATALOGUE RELEASE - Dion Johnson’s Symphonic Vertical Vibes at Holly Johnson Gallery

January 8, 2022 - Annabel Osberg

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the release of a catalogue on the occasion of Dion Johnson's show, "Vibrant". Essayist, Annabel Osberg, writes "Dion Johnson’s abstract paintings bristle with chromatic resonance.  Warm and cool grays and whites set off variegated curtainlike structures of contrasting stripes of carmine, cyan, gamboge, chartreuse, sea green, ultramarine violet, and a dizzying array of other hues too numerous to name.  Sinuous color shifts perform hairpin switchbacks up and down these factitious vertical rainbows, dazzling the eye with their optical oscillations.  The drama is heightened by fields of atmospheric color in paintings such as Shadow (2021), where translucent curvilinear shapes seem to emerge and recede like umbras, reflections, or even rays of light refracted through phantom windows"...

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Dion Johnson News: PRESS RELEASE: Dion Johnson - Vibrant, December 18, 2021 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: Dion Johnson - Vibrant

December 18, 2021 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition by Los Angeles – based artist Dion Johnson. ‘VIBRANT’ marks the artist’s second solo show at the gallery and features ten new paintings. An exhibition catalogue written by Annabel Osberg will be available. An artist’s talk will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 8th, followed by the opening reception until 8 p.m...

 

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Dion Johnson News: PRESS RELEASE: In Sequence - Paintings and Works on Paper, July 26, 2021 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: In Sequence - Paintings and Works on Paper

July 26, 2021 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of In Sequence, an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by artists working in a serial format. An open house will be held on Saturday, August 28th, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. The exhibition continues through Saturday, November 13.

In Sequence showcases artists including Anna Bogatin Ott, Rebecca Carter, Eric Cruikshank, Geoff Hippenstiel, Dion Johnson, Lester Monzon, Jill Moser, Jackie Tileston, and Joan Winter. The selections reveal the artists wide range of creative approaches in conceiving and producing works in a series...

 

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Dion Johnson News: REVIEW: Dion Johnson in ARTILLERY, February 20, 2018 - Annabel Osberg

REVIEW: Dion Johnson in ARTILLERY

February 20, 2018 - Annabel Osberg

Dion Johnson’s abstract paintings inhabit hairline margins between technologic and handmade. The ten examples in “Feel the Sky,” Johnson’s decadal retrospective at Azusa Pacific University, chart his pictorial evolution while affirming his enduring interests...

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Dion Johnson News: REVIEW: Abstract Painting in Los Angeles, June 11, 2017 - David Pagel

REVIEW: Abstract Painting in Los Angeles

June 11, 2017 - David Pagel

for Gallery Magazine, Guangzhou, China (June Issue 2017)

 

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Dion Johnson News: PRESS RELEASE: Dion Johnson- Optic Energy, November 10, 2016 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: Dion Johnson- Optic Energy

November 10, 2016 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Johnson’s paintings and works on paper combine and explore dynamic opposites: expansiveness and compression, darkness and light. Johnson’s intuitive use of color evokes the contemporary urban, digital and natural landscape, and skews the vocabulary of abstraction into a hybrid techno-language...

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Dion Johnson News: REVIEW: Dion Johnson - Artsy Editorial 2016, January  4, 2016 - Bridget Gleeson

REVIEW: Dion Johnson - Artsy Editorial 2016

January 4, 2016 - Bridget Gleeson

Looking at the rows of hard-edge lines and pulsating colors in Dion Johnson's recent series of paintings on view in Luminous Trajectories...

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Dion Johnson News: INTERVIEW: Dion Johnson in The Arts Beacon, December 30, 2015 - Grant Vetter

INTERVIEW: Dion Johnson in The Arts Beacon

December 30, 2015 - Grant Vetter

Geometric Abstraction as a matter of scale and refrain - an interview with Dion Johnson...

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