Courtney Johnson @ Park Life - Opens Nov 4October 21st, 2011
Park Life presents
See You Next Tuesday
New Paintings by Courtney Johnson
November 4 – November 27, 2011
Opening Reception Friday November 4, 7-10 pm
Courtney Johnson paints wild and gnarled women engaged in wild and gnarly behavior. The reckless figures in her invented world bare multiple rows of razor sharp teeth and glare with no remorse. She considers these traits through line drawings within her paintings, to emphasize an unresolved, half-in-this-world woman. In her current body of work, Johnson cultivates a sense of character and place somewhere between convention and fantasy, where figures are unhinged and consumed by impulse.
Courtney Johnson was born in Virginia. She received her BA in 2004 from Prescott College and her MFA from California College of the Arts in 2011. She is a 2010 recipient of the Murphy Cadogan Fellowship. Her work has been show at the Carville Annex, Kokoro Studio and Worth Ryder Gallery, all in the Bay area. Courtney lives and works in San Francisco.
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