Experiments in Form

Experiments in Form

Lately I've been exploring some ideas with regard to form and (at times) representation. I have always been an abstract painter, so on a personal level I have some interest in seeing what would happen if I were to actually represent something—if I were to paint a...

Three Sketches

Three Sketches

I've made some small painting experiments lately that focus more on the materiality of paint and less on the geometric compositional structure that I've used for the last several years. The result is a looser, freer feeling that really appeals to me. Where this is...

“Beneath the Surface” at William Havu Gallery

“Beneath the Surface” at William Havu Gallery

Beneath the Surface, an exhibition of new paintings opened last night at William Havu Gallery in Denver. Thanks so much to everyone who came out for the opening. It was a really nice evening, and Bill and Nick did a fantastic job of curating and installing the show....

Solo Exhibition at Page Bond Gallery

Solo Exhibition at Page Bond Gallery

Over the Line: New Paintings by Clay Johnson opens today at Page Bond Gallery in Richmond, Virginia. I first met Page about two years ago while visiting her gallery—truly one of the most beautiful exhibition spaces I have seen. Since then Page has included my work in...

Exhibition at 555 California Street, San Francisco

Exhibition at 555 California Street, San Francisco

Wide Open Spaces: Paintings by Clay Johnson is an exhibition consisting of eleven recent works, installed in the A.P. Giannini Gallery (Bank of America Building), 555 California Street in downtown San Francisco. The exhibition is curated by Casey & Associates Art...

Shizen Handmade Paper

Shizen Handmade Paper

I recently bought ten sheets of Shizen paper. These are 12"x12" sheets (approximately), handmade in India. The surface is rougher than what I normally use, and very irregular, so I'm having to make some adjustments in my process, which has led to some interesting...

New Paintings at Kim Eagles-Smith Gallery

New Paintings at Kim Eagles-Smith Gallery

I am honored to have one of the first exhibitions at Kim's new gallery space in Mill Valley. The space itself is beautiful, and Kim did an excellent job of installing the show. It was great to spend some time in San Francisco again, to see old friends, and to make...

The Luxembourg Experience

The Luxembourg Experience

The entire Luxembourg experience was really fantastic. It's such a well-organized event, and the finalists were a wonderful bunch of people. A big thanks to Hervé Lancelin for coordinating everything and being such a gracious host. After three days in Luxembourg, it...

2019 Luxembourg Art Prize – Finalist

2019 Luxembourg Art Prize – Finalist

I am very pleased to announce that I have been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Luxembourg Art Prize. A group exhibition of the eleven finalists' work will open September 28 and run through December 14 at La Pinacothèque, a private museum in Luxembourg City founded...

Exhibition at George Billis Gallery, New York

Exhibition at George Billis Gallery, New York

In September, I will be having a small solo exhibition at George Billis Gallery in New York. The paintings will be installed in the side room exhibition space in the Chelsea gallery, 525 W. 26th Street, ground floor. The opening reception will be September 6th, 6-8...