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News: CATALOGUE RELEASE: Joan Winter at Holly Johnson Gallery, May 22, 2020 - Holly Johnson Gallery

CATALOGUE RELEASE: Joan Winter at Holly Johnson Gallery

May 22, 2020 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Joan Winter: COLOR+LIGHT is a 40 page fully illustrated catalogue published on the occasion of her solo exhibition that includes recent paintings, sculpture, and prints by the Dallas-based artist. The exhibition is the artist’s fourth with the gallery and runs through August 8, 2020. 

Catalogues will be available at the gallery for purchase or online at https://www.blurb.com/b/10110970-joan-winter-color-light

News: PRESS RELEASE: Joan Winter - COLOR+LIGHT opens May 22, May 21, 2020 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: Joan Winter - COLOR+LIGHT opens May 22

May 21, 2020 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Joan Winter:  COLOR+LIGHT, the artists fourth solo show with the gallery. The exhibition opens May 22 and continues through Saturday, August 8...

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News: REVIEW: Anna Bogatin Ott in Visual Art Source, March 20, 2020 - John Zotos

REVIEW: Anna Bogatin Ott in Visual Art Source

March 20, 2020 - John Zotos

This exhibition of Anna Bogatin Ott’s recent paintings is luscious. Her abstract pieces build a surface through repetitive markings in strong colors that culminate in an image that engages with light, bound within a tantric rhythm....

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News: ARTICLE: Dornith Doherty in AtlasObscura, February 11, 2020 - Jessica Leigh Hester

ARTICLE: Dornith Doherty in AtlasObscura

February 11, 2020 - Jessica Leigh Hester

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHERS OFTEN ZIP ON warm coats before lugging their cameras into the wintry outdoors. Dornith Doherty, an artist and professor at the University of North Texas, bundles up to photograph nature indoors—and sometimes in suspended animation. Doherty documents the vaults and research hubs that store seeds for any number of uncertain futures...

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News: PRESS RELEASE: Anna Bogatin Ott - The Nature of Things opens February 15, February  6, 2020 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: Anna Bogatin Ott - The Nature of Things opens February 15

February 6, 2020 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of The Nature of Things an exhibition of recent paintings by Anna Bogatin Ott of Philadelphia. An opening reception will be held Saturday, February 15, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibition continues through April 25. 

In Anna Bogatin Ott’s third solo show at the gallery, paintings executed over the last several years attest to her unyielding, exercise in mark making. The works are minimal and abstract indicating a type of tantric and meditative rhythm drawn from her deep interest in Buddhism. The reductive aspect may remind some viewers of Agnes Martin, or other Abstract Expressionists with whom she also shares their interest in the spiritual in art, but here strong color and tension generated by the pull between the horizontal and vertical forces distinguishes Bogatin Ott from her forebears...

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REVIEW: No Linear Narrative - Ana Esteve Llorens

January 23, 2020 - Mary K. Cantrell for Sightlines

On a recent Sunday afternoon in Austin, I was on my way to meet Ana Esteve Llorens at Grayduck Gallery on East Cesar Chavez Street to discuss her current exhibition “Space is a Reality.” I was groggy after pulling a 13-hour work day the day before, and was prepared for a standard gallery visit — one in which the artist walks me through their exhibition, describing their work, their processes and their inspirations.

What I was not prepared for was for Llorens to immediately ask me how I felt about her art, and for her to encourage me to bring my own story to the multimedia, sculptural work. Llorens hopes that gallery visitors will approach her work as she does, with a less absolutist and more democratic approach to meaning....

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News: REVIEW: Mike Osborne's book

REVIEW: Mike Osborne's book "Federal Triangle" in TIME's 30 Best Photobooks

January 11, 2020 - TIME Magazine

In 2019, creativity in photobook publishing continued to flourish with outstanding works from an international group of independent and established publishers. This list, chosen by TIME’s photography staff, celebrates any type of book driven by photographs, from lavish volumes like music icon Rihanna’s visual autobiography to more experimental artists’ efforts like photographer Sohrab Hura’s The Coast.

Some photo books expose the unfamiliar in familiar circumstances or stories. Elino Carucci’s Midlife illuminates a universal period in a woman’s life that is rarely exposed. Lisette Poole’s first book La paloma y la ley provides an intimate and personal account of migration, a topic too often oversimplified and hyper-dramatized...

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REVIEW: William Steiger in ModCiti Magazine

December 10, 2019 - Kendall Morgan

Precise and occasionally poignant, the works of painter William Steiger refine the concept of “less is more” at Holly Johnson Gallery. 

In his latest group of canvases entitled “Inventor,” Steiger remains fascinated by barren vistas and maps. What is portrayed is as important as what is not—the artist revels in the empty spaces that cradle his roller coasters and covered bridges.

“It was a gradual evolution like I’m making a minor discovery every day,” Steiger explains of his process. “I’ve always been drawn to minimal art and abstract art, and I wanted to figure out how much I can say with as little as possible. When you see them in person, there’s a large portion of the paintings that are not painted—it’s all just gesso. White is representing all of these different things, and the viewer’s brain fills in the image.....

News: PRESS RELEASE: Mike Osborne - Federal Triangle opens in January, December  1, 2019 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: Mike Osborne - Federal Triangle opens in January

December 1, 2019 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of Federal Triangle; an exhibition of recent photographs shot in and around Washington, DC by Austin-based artist Mike Osborne. This exhibition marks Osborne’s sixth solo show at the gallery. An opening reception will be held Saturday, January 11th, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibition continues through April 25.

Federal Triangle looks at the city -- its sites of power and its margins -- from a perspective that speaks to our current iteration of the “paranoid style”, described in a 1964 article by Richard Hofstadter. Titled after a government complex wedged between the Capitol and the White House, the photographs depict Washington DC as a kind of bureaucratic Bermuda Triangle—an impenetrable place of mystery, danger, and disorientation....

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BOOK RELEASE: Mike Osborne's "Federal Triangle" available now

November 30, 2019 - Mike Osborne

Titled after a government complex wedged between the Capitol and the White House, Federal Triangle fuses a documentary approach to photography with the opportunity for alternative interpretations: simultaneously grounded in the real, and suggestive of the darker fantasies that pervade our political landscape.

The project is a series of brief encounters with the trappings of power. Men with earpieces gather on corners next to cars bearing diplomatic plates. Black Suburbans idle in the alleys behind Georgetown mansions. Gardeners receive security inspections before entering walled compounds....

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