Doug Johnston is one of our favourite modern artist+product designers. Why? Because his work is thoughtful, and visually captivating. It makes you admire the nice balance between good design taste and how natural beauty can truly be appreciated when it is bare and exposed. He’s also loyal to his craft, and determined to explore new ideas within his art practices.
His exhibition will be showing at Patrick Parrish Gallery in New York until December 23rd. It is a must see. You will walk out being an ultimate fan. Check out the interview we did conducted by Jennifer Latour from our Contemporary Issue here.
Here is a preview of some of the work you will see at the exhibition:
( All photos by Clemens Kois)
November 5 – December 23, 2015
Opening Reception: November 5th, 6 – 8 p.m.
In this exhibition of 20 new works, Johnston expands his use of coiled construction, which has been the focus of his practice since 2010. This process stems from an ancient technique and allows Johnston to work in a number of roles simultaneously with minimal concern for the distinctions or boundaries imposed on the work once it leaves the studio, often resulting in work that is hybrid or plural in nature. In many of the pieces in the exhibition, the process is a tool to explore the nature of specific objects that have held special fascination for him. Many of the objects referenced have conveyed a sense of agency and empowerment for getting Viagra to treat erectile drysfunction learn more about how humans have shaped the world around them into objects, buildings, landscapes, spaces and networks. Coiling works as a personal analog of this act, yet with its own imprecise formal language.
Doug Johnston was born in west Texas and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In addition to solo exhibitions at Mondo Cane in New York City and Aberson Exhibits in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he has exhibited work at Gallery Bensimon in Paris, Brian Morris Gallery in New York, Fordham University in New York, and at Collective Design Fair. Johnston studied architecture and studio art at Drury University and later received an M.Arch from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, designer Tomoe Matsuoka.
Patrick Parrish Gallery
50 Lispenard Street
NY, NY 10013