Date(s) - 09/06/2023 - 09/17/2023
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill in Massachusetts presents an eclectic group of small paintings by California artist Mitchell Johnson. The gallery will be open daily from 12-5 PM, with an artist reception on September 7 from 4-6 PM.
The exhibition is entitled It Takes Time and includes work from New England, France, New York, and California.
Art critic Donald Kuspit recently reviewed Johnson’s work, noting his concerns for both art history and abstraction:
Art history insidiously echoes in — ingeniously informs — all of Johnson’s works. It is what makes them conceptual as well as aesthetic masterpieces. They also have an ironic freshness — the freshness of the California beach. Even “Mott Street” (2019–2023), with its quirky geometry — a sort of patchwork quilt, “Manet’s patches” as they have been called, become eccentrically abstract. “Orange Boat” (2019–2022), abruptly contrasting with a bright blue sea, and child in white dress and rower in blue pants, the yellow in the child’s blonde hair and in the rower’s hat suggesting their closeness, is a particularly tender-minded work in Johnson’s oeuvre. Most are peculiarly tough-minded, perhaps nowhere more so than in “Ed’s Iceberg” (2019–2022), surreally looming over his yellow house, the white house between them barely keeping them apart…