Category: PRESS


PACIFIC STANDARD TIME: Weisman Art Foundation at Carnegie Art Museum

March 1st, 2012 — 2:21am

480 WEISMAN priscilla sunday 17-9Frederick R. Weisman was a pioneering Los Angeles art collector whose rise as an important patron of the arts paralleled the emergence of the contemporary art scene in Southern California. Featured are works ranging from the 1960s to the present, including diverse movements such as California Pop Art, Hard-Edge Abstraction and Light and Space.

PACIFIC STANDARD TIME | FREDERICK R. WEISMAN FOUNDATION | CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM | 4 march – 20 May 2012 | View pdf of flier here.

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NO SUCH PLACE: Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney

February 20th, 2012 — 8:34pm

480 BOUTWELL DRAPER - VELVET LOCOMOTION #1-4aThis exhibition presents a selection of artist Jay Mark Johnson’s large format color photographs from Prague, Belgrade, Hong Kong, Hazard (Kentucky) and Valencia (Spain). The artworks offer a playful yet critically engaging look at the industrialization of the landscape – on the street, in train yards and in open pit coal mines.

BOUTWELL DRAPER GALLERY | 26 April 23 June 2012 | HEAD ON Photo Festival | View images of the exhibition here.

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TIMING AND TEMPORALITY: UCLA – CLIC

February 19th, 2012 — 11:51pm

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UCLA CENTER FOR LANGUAGE INTERACTION AND CULTURE | COTSEN INSTITUTE | 10 February – 14 April 2012 | SPACETIME: Beyond the Constraints of Perception

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LEBBEUS WOODS: JAY MARK JOHNSON: Seeing at its limits

November 24th, 2011 — 10:56pm

480 LEBBEUS WOODS 3Albert Einstein invented two theories of ‘relativity’ that revolutionized our understanding of the physical world. The first one, which he called the “Special Theory,” deals with electro-magnetism, the physical force that governs the interactions of objects existing between the scale of molecules and, roughly speaking, the human body . . .

LEBBEUS WOODS blogJAY MARK JOHNSON: Seeing at its limits

Albert Einstein invented two theories of ‘relativity’ that revolutionized our understanding of the physical world. The first one, which he called the “Special Theory,” deals with electro-magnetism, the physical force that governs the interactions of objects existing between the scale of molecules and, roughly speaking, the human body.

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EL ANARQUISTA Y EL AUTOMOVIL: Galerie Deschler Berlin

September 8th, 2011 — 10:04pm

480w DESCHLER ANARQUISTA POSTER 3“Am I dreaming some impossible dream? Or just taking a reading with my spacetime machine?”

Over the past years I have been producing photographic artworks focused on concepts of space and time and their relationship to larger cultural narratives. As part of that undertaking I have developed a curiosity centered on how we perceive, represent and discuss our surroundings. Producing a series of spacetime artworks has been tantamount to that inquiry. Our experience of space and time appears to be shaped as much by innate abilities, intrinsic to . . .

GALERIE DESCHLER | EL ANARQUISTA Y EL AUTOMOVIL | 9 September – 10 December 2011 | ARTIST STATEMENT here. | POSTER here. |  PRESS RELEASE here.

ARTIST STATEMENT
Over the past years I have been producing photographic artworks focused on concepts of space and time and their relationship to larger cultural narratives. As part of that undertaking I have developed a curiosity centered on how we perceive, represent and discuss our surroundings. Producing a series of spacetime artworks has been tantamount to that inquiry. Our experience of space and time appears to be shaped as much by innate abilities, intrinsic to our biology, as by historic tradition. My aim is to participate in contemporary discussions on these matters. When plausible, I make an effort to apply any attendant understanding, however oblique, towards a more comprehensive and accommodating sociopolitical critique.
“Am I dreaming some impossible dream? Or just taking a reading with my spacetime machine?”
ARTIST STATEMENT
Over the past years I have been producing photographic artworks focused on concepts of space and time and their relationship to larger cultural narratives. As part of that undertaking I have developed a curiosity centered on how we perceive, represent and discuss our surroundings. Producing a series of spacetime artworks has been tantamount to that inquiry. Our experience of space and time appears to be shaped as much by innate abilities, intrinsic to our biology, as by historic tradition. My aim is to participate in contemporary discussions on these matters. When plausible, I make an effort to apply any attendant understanding, however oblique, towards a more comprehensive and accommodating sociopolitical critique.“Am I dreaming some impossible dream? Or just taking a reading with my spacetime machine?”
ARTIST STATEMENT
Over the past years I have been producing photographic artworks focused on concepts of space and time and their relationship to larger cultural narratives. As part of that undertaking I have developed a curiosity centered on how we perceive, represent and discuss our surroundings. Producing a series of spacetime artworks has been tantamount to that inquiry. Our experience of space and time appears to be shaped as much by innate abilities, intrinsic to our biology, as by historic tradition. My aim is to participate in contemporary discussions on these matters. When plausible, I make an effort to apply any attendant understanding, however oblique, towards a more comprehensive and accommodating sociopolitical critique.

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CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER: New Orleans

September 6th, 2011 — 5:24am

480  CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER NOLA 2Nature has been a primary source of inspiration for artists throughout history. From the time of the earliest cave paintings artists have continued man’s ceaseless dialogue with the elements, drawing inspiration from natural phenomena as well as wildlife. Elements of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation takes this theme as timely …

CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER: New Orleans | FREDERICK R. WEISMAN FOUNDATION | Elements of Nature | November 6, 2010 – February 27, 2011 | PRESS RELEASE here.

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TEMPO LINEARE: La Botte Ristorante, Santa Monica

September 5th, 2011 — 1:57am

480 LA BOTTE claudio stella e farfallaAN INSTALLATION OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHS FROM ITALY

A selection of timeline photographs from Jay Mark Johnson’s Tempo Lineare exhibition in Cetona, Italy, 2007.  The images were produced over a three day period in a rural village in the Chianti region of Tuscany.  Also, premiering in this exhibition is Città dei Motorini #6, selected from a series of traffic and migration studies conducted around Rome in 2009.

This exhibition presents a selection of timeline photographs from Jay Mark Johnson’s Tempo Lineare exhibition in Cetona, Italy, 2007.  The images were produced over a three day period in a rural village in the Chianti region of Tuscany.  Also, premiering in this exhibition is Città dei Motorini #6, selected from a series of traffic and
migration studies conducted around Rome in 2009.
AN INSTALLATION OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHS FROM ITALY
This exhibition presents a selection of timeline photographs from Jay Mark Johnson’s Tempo Lineare exhibition in Cetona, Italy, 2007.  The images were produced over a three day period in a rural village in the Chianti region of Tuscany.  Also, premiering in this exhibition is Città dei Motorini #6, selected from a series of traffic and
migration studies conducted around Rome in 2009.

LA BOTTE RISTORANTE | Ongoing exhibition | View postcard here.

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ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG: Momente verformen sich

March 3rd, 2011 — 12:00pm

480 ALGEMEINE elena fluttering backwards„Elena“ schwimmt auf dem Rücken. Ihr Körper bleibt real, das Wasser wird zu irrealen Wellen verformt. Der Körper von „Constantino“ – ebenfalls Schwimmer im grünen Nass – wird dagegen alienartig aufgelöst . . .

ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG | Read article in German here.

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KUNSTFORUM ESSENHEIM: Jay Mark Johnson: x = t i m e

March 2nd, 2011 — 3:49pm

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KUNSTFORUM ESSENHEIM | 27 MAY -19 June 2011 | View invitation here.

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TANZ: Jay Mark Johnson und das Paradox von Bewegung und Stillstand.

February 26th, 2011 — 4:01pm

480 TANZ COVER full 1«Wie wirken diese Bilder auf Tänzer? » War seine erste Frage. Seine zweite: «Bilden sie wirklich eine Absicht der Tänzerin ab? » Jay Mark Johnson ist kein Insulaner der Kunst, niemand, dessen Ästhetik ihm selbst genügt. Es war an einem Sonntag . . .

TANZ | View online article here. | View pdf file of article here.

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