Duncan Johnson

Went by Marcia Wood gallery the other day to pick things up for client approval and walked out with one of these beautiful pieces by Duncan Johnson.

They’re painted and distressed reclaimed wood that have been meticulously cleaned and sanded, then adhered to panels; most embodied flat nail heads and graphite lines connecting them, to create these beautiful architectural quilt-like pieces. Seeing these in person are 100 times more moving and interesting to the sight and mind than just seeing them on a computer. It’s like if you stare long enough you might be able to hear all the stories these wood pieces have to tell. Absolutely beautiful.

Finally finished the airplane project for work! We installed today for our corporate client down at the airport and I gotta say they look pretty damn great. Really happy with how these turned out and glad the “powers that be” do too. Now, onto the next project!

Critique

I would love to get some constructive or thoughtful feedback on my chair project so far. Making art is useless without discussion and opinions. Right?

What is this chair project thing?

For those who were curious about what I’m currently working on, it’s a chair! Duh, right?

I am one of several artists participating in the Chairish The Future gala this March in Atlanta. From the website, “Chairish is a unique gala and auction that challenges talented artists and design firms to create pieces of art from household furniture for sale at the event.”

I picked up a lonely chair from The Furniture Bank of Atlanta, for whom the gala is benefiting, and got straight to work on turning it into a sculptural piece. 

What exactly am I doing with it? I have no idea. Yet. I’m working on it. I want it to be along the same lines as the pieces I had up at Beep Beep last month. I have some hands in the making, and I have use an ungodly amount of yarn and plaster. Oh, how my lungs are filled with plaster dust. 

Want to keep following my progress without having to look at my blog? Follow me on instagram: @kindaslightly. Everything’s tagged, #chairproject.

Hey Atlanta! Come out to this tonight if you’re looking for something to do! I’ve got 3 pieces in it, and there’s a butt load of other amazingly talented people’s work to look at as well! Dooooooo eeeeeeeeeeeet.

Hey Atlanta! Come out to this tonight if you’re looking for something to do! I’ve got 3 pieces in it, and there’s a butt load of other amazingly talented people’s work to look at as well! Dooooooo eeeeeeeeeeeet.

I have 3 days to make 3 pieces of art for a show that I’m in last minute this Saturday night.

No pressure, right?

Now I just need to figure out what I’m going to do…

Just added a new section on my website where you can purchase artist prints of certain series’ for a very very low price and a low shipping price. Also, you can now get to my photo Etsy shop, just in time for the holidays! :)

I played at the airport last weekend. Makes me want to go somewhere, anywhere, now. Right now.

I played at the airport last weekend. Makes me want to go somewhere, anywhere, now. Right now.

gracewashko:

Photograms by Antonia Flowerville

“The plates of the present work are impressed by the agency of Light alone, without any aid whatever from the artist’s pencil. They are the sun-pictures themselves, and not, as some persons have imagined, engravings in imitation.”-William Henry Fox Talbot (inventor of photograms)

Hey NYC people! On October 19th you should check out the Doomsday Art & Film Festival presented by 92YTribeca. I’ve got a piece in the show and am pretty excited to be a part of it. The opening is from 6-8pm on Friday and runs through December 21st. Click the image to learn more, and below is from the press release about the show.

Friday, October 19
6:00–8:00pm, FREE 
DOOMSDAY FILM FESTIVAL & SYMPOSIUM 2012 GALLERY EXHIBITION 
OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION
Join us for a reception celebrating the opening night of The Doomsday Film Festival & Symposium 2012 gallery exhibition, which features works that explore the cycles of anticipation and rebirth signified by apocalyptic prognostications. From Nostradamus’s predictions to the Mesoamerican calendar of the Maya civilization, doomsdays—whether biological, climatic, industrial or supernatural—have been speculated and forecast throughout time. Participating artists include Rachel Abrams, Caitlin Bates, Jason CareySheppard, Holly Kempf, David Palumbo, Max Hooper Schneider, Kristana Textor, Claire Thompson and Allicette Torres. The DDFF 2012 gallery exhibition is free and open to the public through December 21, and curated by Jenny He

Hey NYC people! On October 19th you should check out the Doomsday Art & Film Festival presented by 92YTribeca. I’ve got a piece in the show and am pretty excited to be a part of it. The opening is from 6-8pm on Friday and runs through December 21st. Click the image to learn more, and below is from the press release about the show.

Friday, October 19
6:00–8:00pm, FREE
DOOMSDAY FILM FESTIVAL & SYMPOSIUM 2012 GALLERY EXHIBITION
OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION
Join us for a reception celebrating the opening night of The Doomsday Film Festival & Symposium 2012 gallery exhibition, which features works that explore the cycles of anticipation and rebirth signified by apocalyptic prognostications. From Nostradamus’s predictions to the Mesoamerican calendar of the Maya civilization, doomsdays—whether biological, climatic, industrial or supernatural—have been speculated and forecast throughout time. Participating artists include Rachel Abrams, Caitlin Bates, Jason CareySheppard, Holly Kempf, David Palumbo, Max Hooper Schneider, Kristana Textor, Claire Thompson and Allicette Torres. The DDFF 2012 gallery exhibition is free and open to the public through December 21, and curated by Jenny He

So….. Flux really kinda sucked this year. Instead of there being 20+ things to look at, there were only 12, and placed in the strangest of places. gloATL, Ben Rollins, and Stefani Byrd + Wes Eastin were the only artists worth mentioning, which is great for them because their work was great and fit perfectly with the idea of Flux. Everything else? Not worth seeing. I’m so disappointed because Flux [and when it was Le Flash] was always THE thing to look forward to come October. This year? I’m pretty set on not even bothering to go next year. It’s become a joke, and makes me continue to question this sad attempt of an art scene that Atlanta no long has. Really really really disappointed.

“If you want people to value what it is that you do, you have to educate them or convince them of its value.”