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ART TALK

June 1st, 2015 — 12:16pm

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“Jay Mark Johnson’s remarkable photographs of waves possess the same insistent energy and drama that I find in the great seascapes of J.M.W.Turner currently on view at the Getty Museum.”

Christopher Finch

“Johnson’s work applies the methods of modular repetition associated with ‘minimalist’ composers such as Philip Glass and Steve Reich to photographic imagery — with the same fluid grace and delight in patterning found in that music.”

Peter Frank

WILLIAM TURNER GALLERY | CHRISTOPHER FINCH | PETER FRANK | View flier here. A video of this event is forthcoming.

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WAVE LENGTHS: William Turner Gallery

April 18th, 2015 — 1:38pm

480 WAVE LENGTHS 1William Turner Gallery is pleased to present WAVE LENGTHS, an exhibition of large format color photographs by artist Jay Mark Johnson. The images depict the rhythmic cycling and recycling of oceanfront waves as recorded on remote coastlines around the world–in Florida, California, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Great Britain, Australia and South Africa…

WILLIAM TURNER GALLERY | View exhibition catalogue and video here. View PRESS RELEASE here. View listing on Artsy here.

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OUT TAKES ON TIME: Panel Discussion

February 15th, 2015 — 4:22am

480  OUT TAKES ON TIME 2Time is an abstract construct. A cultural tradition. An in-between non-entity. Like the verb between two nouns, like the directional movement between a subject and an object, like the central dramatic act in a three act play. Contemporary linguistics tells us that time is expressed by using spatial metaphors and that spatial concepts are shaped by language. The physical sciences tell us that space and time are both elastic and interdependent…

What does a theoretical physicist have to say about this? And what if you ask an artist, a writer, a musician, an art critic, a filmmaker or an academic?

Time is an abstract construct. A cultural tradition. An in-between non-entity. It is a measurement, as in the time involved in passing between two places. It is like the space between two places. But space is volumetric, time is linear. It has just two dimensions. Time is like the verb between two nouns, like the directional movement between a subject and an object, like the central dramatic act in a three act play. The physical sciences tell us that space and time are both elastic and interdependent. Contemporary linguistics tells us that spatial concepts are shaped by language and that time is invariably expressed using spatial metaphors…

BARRY BARISH | SHANA NYS DAMBROT | CARLO SILIOTTO | JEFFREY SKOLLERCOLBURN SCHOOL | More event information here. |

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TIMELINES: Colburn School of Music

February 2nd, 2015 — 3:23am

480 COLBURN 2The Colburn School is a world-class performing arts school where a renowned faculty provides instruction in music, dance and drama to dedicated students of all ages. This exhibition presents twenty-one large format photographs by artist Jay Mark Johnson. They are selected from a decade long inquiry focusing on the possibilities for timeline photography.

COLBURN SCHOOL | More information here. | ACE Gallery

This exhibition presents twenty-one large format photographs by artist Jay Mark Johnson. They are selected from a decade long inquiry focusing on the possibilities for timeline photography.
Art critic Shana Nys Dambrot writes “Johnson’s pictures look nothing like the world as we know it, and they are not really meant to. Yet still, their brain-melting relationship to the truth remains unassailable. The best thing to do is just relax, and let art and science blow your mind.”

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EN LA MADRIX: IMACP

November 2nd, 2014 — 10:42am

480 EN LA MADRIX 5El creador de los efectos visuales de Matrix y Titanic, Jay Mark Johnson, montó su primera ofrenda de muertos en México y la tituló “En la Madrix”. La obra mezcla tintes futuristas con la problemática que atraviesa el País y un toque de Matrix.

INSTITUTO MUNICIPAL DE ART Y CULTURA PUEBLAREFORMA | MURALNOTICIAS TERRANOTIMEX | EL SOL DE PUEBLACONACULTA

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MIGRACIONES: IMACP

November 1st, 2014 — 7:16am

480 MIGRACIONES 4Con el objetivo de explorar la problemática de la migración y sus diferentes aristas económicas, raciales, sociales, culturales y de género, además de sensibilizar a la población sobre este tema, el Ayuntamiento de Puebla a través del Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura (IMACP), presenta la exposición denominada “Migraciones”.

INSTITUTO MUNICIPAL DE ART Y CULTURA PUEBLA | CARLOS MOTTADULCE PINZÓN | MICHAEL LOPEZ MURILLO | Video de la conferencia de prensa here. | View SURFING SOWETO here.

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LA CANVAS: Adventures in Space and Time

January 5th, 2013 — 2:24pm

480 LA CANVAS FLY ROCK 3The thing about photography is its truthiness. Digital-age machinations aside, the camera enjoys a reputation for providing trustworthy, unmediated depictions of the real world, more or less as it actually appears. Whatever filters or post-production technologies abound, the basic idea remains that you can look at a picture and know what something looked like in a recognizable world. But when it comes to the photographs of Jay Mark Johnson, that presumption is turned on its head. . . .

LA CANVAS | Read full article here | By SHANA NYS DAMBROT

presumption is turned on its head.The thing about photography is its truthfulness. Digital-age machinations aside, the camera enjoys a reputation for providing trustworthy, unmediated depictions of the real world, more or less as it actually appears. Whatever filters or post-production technologies abound, the basic idea remains that you can look at a picture and know what something looked like in a recognizable world. But when it comes to the photographs of Jay Mark Johnson, that
presumption is turned on its head.The thing about photography is its truthfulness. Digital-age machinations aside, the camera enjoys a reputation for providing trustworthy, unmediated depictions of the real world, more or less as it actually appears. Whatever filters or post-production technologies abound, the basic idea remains that you can look at a picture and know what something looked like in a recognizable world. But when it comes to the photographs of Jay Mark Johnson, that
presumption is turned on its head.

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x = t i m e: Christopher Finch

October 25th, 2008 — 8:20pm

x=time catalogue coverComing across Jay Mark Johnson’s photographs for the first time, a viewer may well be reminded of the photo finish images used to determine winners at track meets, horse races, and other sporting events.  In Johnson’s work, as in photo finish imagery, people, animals and moving objects are frozen against a background . . .

Read Christopher Finch’s complete x = t i m e catalogue essay here.

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x = t i m e: Christopher Finch

October 25th, 2008 — 8:15pm

x=time catalogue coverDer Betrachter, der den Fotografien Jay Mark Johnsons zun ersten Mal begegnet, mag sich leicht an die Zieleinlaufbilder erinnert fühlen, die der Feststellung des Siegers bei Wettläufen, Pferderennen und anderen Sportereignissen dienen . . .

Read Christopher Finch’s complete x = t i m e catalogue essay here. (DEUTSCH)

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x = t i m e: JAY – DESCHLER 目录

October 25th, 2008 — 8:10pm

x=time catalogue cover狭缝扫描摄影用来捕捉进行中的运动。在基于胶剂的摄影中,该技术包括一个不断超越胶片的实际狭缝,每次感光一条裂片,以创建一张“定格”动作的图像。凭借尖端数码相机,约翰逊采用“虚拟”电子狭缝,即跨越主体(实际上是事件,如赛跑)的单个像素,获得同样效果。无论哪一种情况,在若干秒或几分之一秒的时间内在镜头前发生的所有运动被合成为一张图像。由此拍摄的照片以图像的方式抓取在一定时间内发生的事件,所以在约翰逊的作品中,某个人可能会在相同的图像中不止一次地出现(超越了狭缝的轨迹运动),并且拍摄对象可能会出现夸张的摄影现象形式,即“焦平面快门变形”。

Read Christopher Finch’s complete  x = t i m e catalogue essay here. (Chinese)

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