Lorenzo's Riddle, 2021, acrylic on aluminum panel, 36" x 36" by Clay Johnson

Good Will: A Group Exhibition

PAGE BOND GALLERY

December 10, 2021 – January 22, 2022

MAC BALL
MARY ELLEN BARTLEY
WILL BERRY
KAREN BLAIR
ROBIN BRAUN
GREGG CARBO
AMY CHAN
SEAN DONLON
MATTHEW GASPAREK
SARAH IRVIN
ROBERTO JAMORA

SAMUEL LEVI JONES
CLAY JOHNSON
MATTHEW LANGLEY
ROBERT LLEWELLYN
AMANDA MEANS
CURTIS RIPLEY
FIONA ROSS
SAYAKA SUZUKI
RYAN SYRELL
DENNIS WINSTON
WILLIAM WYLIE

Recent Work

A selection of new paintings and works on paper

Night and Day, 2021, acrylic on aluminum panel, 48" x 48" by Clay Johnson

Night and Day, 2021, acrylic on aluminum panel, 48″ x 48″

SOLD

The Mediterranean, 2021, acrylic on wood panel, 48" x 48" by Clay Johnson
The Mediterranean, 2021, acrylic on wood panel, 48″ x 48″

SOLD

My work explores issues of time and the ways in which past events inform our experience of the present moment. Who we are at any particular moment in our lives is the product of all of our past experiences, how we have responded to those events, and the conscious choices that we make. In my work, the visible history of each painting’s making provides the subject of its narrative.

The Venetian, 2021, acrylic on aluminum panel, 36" x 36" by Clay Johnson

The Venetian, 2021, 36″ x 36″

SOLD

The New Math, 2021, acrylic on aluminum panel, 36" x 36" by Clay Johnson

The New Math, 2021, 36″ x 36″

SOLD

Down South, 2021, acrylic on aluminum panel, 36" x 36" by Clay Johnson

Down South, 2021, 36″ x 36″

SOLD

The paintings are comprised of many layers of paint applied in overlapping sections—covering parts of the existing layers, while leaving other areas exposed. The paint is applied with varying degrees of transparency such that even the regions that are painted over still show through in places. In many cases, selected areas are sanded to bring forth underlying colors and textures.

Pieces of Eight, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 60" x 72" by Clay Johnson

Pieces of Eight, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 60″ x 72″

WIILLIAM HAVU GALLLERY

The Collector’s Room

Recently I’ve made some improvements to clayjohnson.com. You now have the option to subscribe to this site, which enables you to view pricing information, purchase work on the site, and enter The Collector’s Room. There you will find extra content such as a video tour of the studio, images of work in progress, videos of my painting process, and thoughts about my current series of work, upcoming projects, and art in general. You will also receive my occasional email newsletter concerning new work and upcoming exhibitions. It’s a great way to get a look behind the scenes.

Recent Work

Continued

Untitled (#705), 2021, acrylic on paper, 20" x 16" by Clay Johnson

Untitled (#705), 2021, 20″ x 16″
acrylic on paper

Untitled (#706), 2021, acrylic on paper, 20" x 16" by Clay Johnson

Untitled (#706), 2021, 20″ x 16″
acrylic on paper

Untitled (#707), 2021, acrylic on paper, 20" x 16" by Clay Johnson

Untitled (#707), 2021, 20″ x 16″
acrylic on paper

These three new works are available in The Collector’s Room.

I work on an array of supports/surfaces and at a range of sizes—from small works on paper, like those above, to large paintings on canvas or aluminum panels. Each combination of material and scale demands a slightly different approach or treatment. Making a large painting is a much more physical exercise than working on a small sheet of paper, and that’s reflected in the end result.

The Road Ahead, 2021, acrylic on aluminum panel, 36" x 48" by Clay Johnson

The Road Ahead, 2021, acrylic on aluminum panel, 36″ x 48″

AVAILABLE

The Accidental Florist, 2021, acrylic on aluminum panel, 36" x 48"

The Accidental Florist, 2021, acrylic on aluminum panel, 36″ x 48″

WIILLIAM HAVU GALLLERY

In the latter part of 2019, I began to paint with a bit more expressiveness and aggression, pushing the boundaries of the geometric compositional structure that I have been working within since 2015. The result is a greater tension between these horizontal sections and the organic, improvisational manner in which the paint is applied. I believe the further exploration of that interplay will provide the roadmap for the future development of this series.

The Tailor's Mark, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 48" x 60" by Clay Johnson

The Tailor’s Mark, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 48″ x 60″

KIM EAGLES-SMITH GALLLERY

Installation view of Twice Removed, 2021, acrylic on aluminum panel, 36" x 48" by Clay Johnson

Painting Installation Views

A new visualization tool for available works

Now you can see installation mock-ups for all works that are currently available from the studio. Simply click the “View Installation Photo” link on the page of any available painting or work on paper to get a better sense of how it will look when hanging on a wall.