Please join us for the opening reception of LUSH SURFACE new paintings and works on paper by Boston area artist Anne Johnstone. Layering paint in splashes and scratches, the skin of Johnstone’s painting seems to develop in bursts of energy and careful contemplation. Colors blend, marks pile and paint at its most material becomes form and object and picture.
I paint because painting takes me on a ride. I get to explore my inside story (-ies) while ostensibly using tools from the material world. For me, there’s no better way to spend my time. In conversation with others, I am often quiet, allowing them to dominate. In the studio, however, the conversation is a visual excursion through my own thought and emotion. It’s a lot of emotion: frustration, doubt, curiosity—usually accompanied by fear and insecurity. It’s a wild, often uncomfortable, ride.
- - Anne Johnstone
The opening reception is from 3pm-6pm with an artist talk at 4pm. LUSH SURFACE will run from July 27 - September 8.