"9 x 3"
In January 2023, I participated in the 7th Annual $#%& Show, curated by Hannah Dean and Christina Rees, that hung in the 5&J Gallery at Charles Adams Studio Project in Lubbock.
It was a group exhibition with parameters. Beginning at 5pm on a Thursday, 10 teams of 2-4 artist were given a themed prompt which was "The Year 2050". Then each team had 24 hours to create a piece.
I worked with Dirk Fowler and Sangmi Yoo and we called our team 9 by 3. We focused on the idea of 2050 being 27 years from now so we created 27 prints and paintings of things that we think may not be around in 2050. Each one is 12" square and we arranged them in a horizontal grid.
I focused on 9 things that make my current life enjoyable but probably won't be around in 27 years. (Not that I will be around either.) Here is an image of our group's piece and images of the 9 paintings/drawings I made for the show.
"$#@! Show" installation of works on paper by James W Johnson, Dirk Fowler, and Sangmi Yoo. Eachimage is 12" x 12", 2023.
Individual James W Johnson pieces:
"No More Coffee"
"No More Cigarettes", private collection
"No More Bills"
"No More Kana"
"No More Cobalt Blue"
"No More Steering"
"No More Remotes"
"No More Zune"
"No More Grocery Ads"
Copyright © James W Johnson 2023