“Beneath the Surface” at William Havu Gallery

Installation view of Clay Johnson's show at Havu Gallery, 2021
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. This exhibition runs through the end of July and also includes work by Laura Wait and Sheryl Zacharia.

Solo Exhibition at Page Bond Gallery

The Way It Happened, 2021, acrylic on aluminum panel, 36" x 48" by Clay Johnson
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 a couple of group shows, but this is my first one-person exhibition at the gallery. Of course, due to Covid-19, normal exhibition openings are not happening right now, so I will visit the gallery and see the show later in the month. With a couple of exceptions, these are brand new paintings created specifically for this exhibition, and I’m excited to see them installed in the gallery.

Exhibition at 555 California Street, San Francisco

Plato's Promise, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 48" x 60" by Clay Johnson

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 Advisors, and artwork is courtesy of Kim Eagles-Smith Gallery. The show will be up through August 1.

New Paintings at Kim Eagles-Smith Gallery

Installation view of solo exhibition 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 some new ones. The exhibition will be on view for the next six weeks.

The Luxembourg Experience

The exhibition opening at La Pinacotheque was packed
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 was on to Paris for a few days. Dinner with Christelle Thomas (of Ideelart) was a lot of fun. I have to say, though, that the highlight of the whole trip was a visit to the Musée de l’Orangerie to see the panoramic Monet water lily paintings. Perhaps my favorite museum experience ever.

2019 Luxembourg Art Prize – Finalist

2019 Luxembourg Art Prize Finalists

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 by Hervé Lancelin. The winner of the prize will be announced September 28 at the opening reception.