Currently on view at 555 California Street in San Francisco, California are 22 large paintings by artist Mitchell Johnson.
The exhibit includes cityscapes of San Francisco and New York, icebergs from
Newfoundland, large abstract paintings and compositions from New England.
Throughout Johnson’s 30 years in the Bay Area, his work has moved freely between abstraction and representation, with a notable change occurring in 2005 following a painting trip to Truro, Massachusetts. Johnson was deeply affected by a Josef Albers/Giorgio Morandi exhibit he saw in Bologna, Italy just weeks before his 2005 Truro trip. The distinct changes in his compositions and brushwork in 2005 – a shift away from European landscape and loose brushy paint application in favor of areas of flat color and larger shapes reveal the influence of both Albers and Morandi and an allegiance to Modernism and Fairfield Porter.
The paintings will be on view until October 25th, 2019.
By: SUPERSONIC ART