“The Atomic Paintings” on Artsy

Atomic Painting #7, 2023, acrylic on panel, 48"x48" by Clay Johnson
Atomic Painting #7, 2023, acrylic on panel, 48″x48″

Mark Moore Fine Art presents “Clay Johnson: The Atomic Paintings,” an online exhibition in partnership with Artsy. This show opened October 18 and will continue through January 14, 2024. The exhibition includes 10 new paintings, the first of this new Atomic Series. View them at Artsy.

“From All Angles” at Havu Gallery

Gallerist Bill Havu celebrates fifty years in the art business with a group exhibition—From All Angles—that features the work of fifty diverse artists. Bill has been a pillar of the Colorado arts community since getting his start in Aspen in 1973. Today his Denver gallery consistently mounts exhibitions of some of the finest contemporary work in the area. 

This show will be up from September 8 to October 21.

Monkey Man, 2021, acrylic on aluminum panel, 72" x 60" by Clay Johnson

Monkey Man, 2021, acrylic on panel, 72″ x 60″

“Spring Selections” at MJFA

Four of my recent works on paper will be featured in “Spring Selections,” a group exhibition at Madelyn Jordon Fine Art in Scarsdale, New York. The show runs from May 24 to June 30.

Untitled (#721), 2023, acrylic on paper, 20" x 16" by Clay Johnson
Untitled (#727), 2023, acrylic on paper, 20" x 16" by Clay Johnson
Untitled (#726), 2023, acrylic on paper, 20" x 16" by Clay Johnson
Untitled (#725), 2023, acrylic on paper, 20" x 16" by Clay Johnson

“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.

“Over the Line” 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 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.