- 13 May 2023
L.A. Louver is delighted to present Color Play
, a Rogue Wave exhibition of new paintings by Los Angeles based artist Dion Johnson. A coalescence of ideas and techniques developed over years of observation and painting, Dion Johnson: Color Play
conjures mesmerizing vistas, layered temporalities, and affective experiences.
Painted with acrylic on canvas and ranging in size from 32 x 36 in. (81.3 x 91.4 cm) to 60 x 72 in. (152.4 x 182.9 cm), Johnson’s works communicate through immediate sensation. Akin to romantic landscapes, the compositions summon emotional responses through sublime and atmospheric expansiveness, expressed by gradient color fields and cascading bands of light. Inspired by the natural world, his paintings reproduce the effects of light shifting, focusing on a spiritual in-betweenness.