Darkness and Light Collide in New Exhibit

June 19, 2013 by University of La Verne

"On", "Ghost" and "Orbit" are three of the pieces in “Vivid Slipstream”; a solo exhibition running June 15-July 20, 2013 at Western Project Gallery.

One MacBook Air plus one artist equals an incredible display of ingenuity and creativity.

University of La Verne Director of University Art Galleries Dion Johnson began drawing images for a new exhibit for the Western Project Art Gallery in Los Angeles on his MacBook Air and then created each acrylic on canvas painting or acrylic on paper drawing by hand, creating “Vivid Slipstream”; a solo exhibition running June 15-July 20, 2013. 

Johnson, who uses a mix of bright and dark colors to bring out the “contemporary urban, digital and natural landscape of Southern California”, was influenced by the architecture of Finnish-American architect and industrial designer of the 20th century Eero Saarinen, and the geometric gestures of American painter, sculptor, and printmaker Ellsworth Kelly.

“Vivid Slipstream” combines concave and convex edges as well as multi-planed bands, which mimic the curvature of a freeway interchange or a car window.

In addition to the Western Project, Johnson’s work is also on public display at several locations including The Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, The Capital Group Companies, Los Angeles, California, Creative Artists Agency, Century City, California, Progressive Corporation, Mayfield Village, Ohio, Wellington Management, Boston, Massachusetts, and many more.

When: June 15-July 20, 2013, Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Where: Western Project Gallery, 2762 S La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034

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