FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“Color, Context and Perception”
October 7 - November 4, 2006
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 7, 4:00-7:00 pm
Terrence Rogers Fine Art
1231 Fifth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Web site, http://www.TROGART.com
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, Noon to 5:00 p.m. and by appointment.
Mitchell Johnson "Palo Alto #l," 2005, oil on canvas, 14 x 18 inches.
“Color, Context and Perception” is the title of a series of paintings by MITCHELL JOHNSON. Deceptively simple and direct, these color-field paintings revel in sumptuous color usually associated with the light that bathes Tuscan hillsides. For years Johnson’s paintings of the landscape have highlighted the shapes and colors punctuating the hills and fields, and these paintings mark a distinct transition from his earlier work.
According to the artist: “I wouldn’t call the paintings in this show abstract as they are very much a distillation of various compositions or patterns seen in my landscapes ... and that my work has always been about color and shape as opposed to style or motif.”
Mitchell Johnson lives and works in Palo Alto, California, and travels frequently to France and Italy. He has an extensive exhibition history in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, as well as in Europe. His paintings are in the collections of the Oakland Museum, the Laguna Art Museum, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, as well as many corporate and private collections. This is his fourth solo show at Terrence Rogers Fine Art.