REVIEW: Dion Johnson "Vibrant" included in Visual Art Source
January 18, 2022 - John Zotos
Vibrant, contemporary, and distinctly a variant of southern California hard-edge abstraction perfectly describes Dion Johnson’s ten new pristine paintings. They fit the show’s title “Vibrant,” which is what the word suggests in the execution of each one of these lyrical stripe paintings.
Visual elements dance across the spectrum in strong verticals that simultaneously divide and superimpose upon wide expanses of color. These oscillating forms appear to be in motion and usually compress into one side of each painting. The effect is that of a sky-borne prism of visual rays that seem to lack both origin and telos, that is an ultimate purpose, but exist eternally...Read More >> Download Article (PDF)