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August 6, 2020 - Christina Rees and William Sarradet

BACK & FORTH: CELEBRATING WOMEN & our 15th Anniversary

“Back & Forth commemorates the fifteenth anniversary of the Holly Johnson Gallery and celebrates the centennial of the 19th amendment. The exhibition will continue through November 14, 2020. Presenting sculpture, installation, paintings, drawings, and photographs, this exhibition highlights the varied creative practices and compelling artworks created by the distinguished women represented by the gallery and invites visitors to consider the centennial milestone in the context of a woman-owned business.”

“Artists in Back & Forth include Anna Bogatin Ott, Rebecca Carter, Theresa Chong, Dornith Doherty, Raphaëlle Goethals, Misty Keasler, Ana Esteve Llorens, Sharon Louden, Michelle Mackey, Kim Cadmus Owens, Margo Sawyer, Kim Squaglia, Gael Stack, Jackie Tileston, and Joan Winter.”

News: PRESS RELEASE: Back & Forth: Celebrating Women and our Fifteenth Anniversary, July 21, 2020 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: Back & Forth: Celebrating Women and our Fifteenth Anniversary

July 21, 2020 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Back & Forth: Celebrating Women on July 21, 2020. Back & Forth commemorates the fifteenth anniversary of the gallery and celebrates the centennial of the 19th amendment. The exhibition will continue through September 26.

Presenting sculpture, installation, paintings, drawings, and photographs, this exhibition highlights the varied creative practices and compelling artworks created by the distinguished women represented by the gallery and invites visitors to consider the centennial milestone in the context of a woman-owned business...

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News: REVIEW: Joan Winter in Modern Dallas, July 16, 2020 - Todd Camplin

REVIEW: Joan Winter in Modern Dallas

July 16, 2020 - Todd Camplin

On July 21st, Holly Johnson Gallery will be celebrating 15 years with an all-women artists exhibition. Another milestone is that the gallery had its longest-running show. Joan Winter had art on the wall from early May to the present and the art will be coming down on August 8th. With such a long-running show, it would be a shame to miss it. I find it easy to call or email the gallery to make an appointment. I urge you to contact the gallery and get out of the house. Art Galleries are social distancing destinations. A place you can visit and still feel safe. This is your moment to have a private art visit, take it...

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News: CATALOGUE RELEASE: Joan Winter at Holly Johnson Gallery, May 22, 2020 - Holly Johnson Gallery

CATALOGUE RELEASE: Joan Winter at Holly Johnson Gallery

May 22, 2020 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Joan Winter: COLOR+LIGHT is a 40 page fully illustrated catalogue published on the occasion of her solo exhibition that includes recent paintings, sculpture, and prints by the Dallas-based artist. The exhibition is the artist’s fourth with the gallery and runs through August 8, 2020. 

Catalogues will be available at the gallery for purchase or online at https://www.blurb.com/b/10110970-joan-winter-color-light

News: PRESS RELEASE: Joan Winter - COLOR+LIGHT opens May 22, May 21, 2020 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: Joan Winter - COLOR+LIGHT opens May 22

May 21, 2020 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Joan Winter:  COLOR+LIGHT, the artists fourth solo show with the gallery. The exhibition opens May 22 and continues through Saturday, August 8...

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News: REVIEW: Anna Bogatin Ott in Visual Art Source, March 20, 2020 - John Zotos

REVIEW: Anna Bogatin Ott in Visual Art Source

March 20, 2020 - John Zotos

This exhibition of Anna Bogatin Ott’s recent paintings is luscious. Her abstract pieces build a surface through repetitive markings in strong colors that culminate in an image that engages with light, bound within a tantric rhythm....

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News: ARTICLE: Dornith Doherty in AtlasObscura, February 11, 2020 - Jessica Leigh Hester

ARTICLE: Dornith Doherty in AtlasObscura

February 11, 2020 - Jessica Leigh Hester

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHERS OFTEN ZIP ON warm coats before lugging their cameras into the wintry outdoors. Dornith Doherty, an artist and professor at the University of North Texas, bundles up to photograph nature indoors—and sometimes in suspended animation. Doherty documents the vaults and research hubs that store seeds for any number of uncertain futures...

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News: PRESS RELEASE: Anna Bogatin Ott - The Nature of Things opens February 15, February  6, 2020 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: Anna Bogatin Ott - The Nature of Things opens February 15

February 6, 2020 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of The Nature of Things an exhibition of recent paintings by Anna Bogatin Ott of Philadelphia. An opening reception will be held Saturday, February 15, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibition continues through April 25. 

In Anna Bogatin Ott’s third solo show at the gallery, paintings executed over the last several years attest to her unyielding, exercise in mark making. The works are minimal and abstract indicating a type of tantric and meditative rhythm drawn from her deep interest in Buddhism. The reductive aspect may remind some viewers of Agnes Martin, or other Abstract Expressionists with whom she also shares their interest in the spiritual in art, but here strong color and tension generated by the pull between the horizontal and vertical forces distinguishes Bogatin Ott from her forebears...

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REVIEW: No Linear Narrative - Ana Esteve Llorens

January 23, 2020 - Mary K. Cantrell for Sightlines

On a recent Sunday afternoon in Austin, I was on my way to meet Ana Esteve Llorens at Grayduck Gallery on East Cesar Chavez Street to discuss her current exhibition “Space is a Reality.” I was groggy after pulling a 13-hour work day the day before, and was prepared for a standard gallery visit — one in which the artist walks me through their exhibition, describing their work, their processes and their inspirations.

What I was not prepared for was for Llorens to immediately ask me how I felt about her art, and for her to encourage me to bring my own story to the multimedia, sculptural work. Llorens hopes that gallery visitors will approach her work as she does, with a less absolutist and more democratic approach to meaning....

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News: REVIEW: Mike Osborne's book

REVIEW: Mike Osborne's book "Federal Triangle" in TIME's 30 Best Photobooks

January 11, 2020 - TIME Magazine

In 2019, creativity in photobook publishing continued to flourish with outstanding works from an international group of independent and established publishers. This list, chosen by TIME’s photography staff, celebrates any type of book driven by photographs, from lavish volumes like music icon Rihanna’s visual autobiography to more experimental artists’ efforts like photographer Sohrab Hura’s The Coast.

Some photo books expose the unfamiliar in familiar circumstances or stories. Elino Carucci’s Midlife illuminates a universal period in a woman’s life that is rarely exposed. Lisette Poole’s first book La paloma y la ley provides an intimate and personal account of migration, a topic too often oversimplified and hyper-dramatized...

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