Colorful ‘Windows’ onto the World by Chris Johanson

NEW YORK—Using salvaged wood, a generally rough, raw and unadorned material, Chris Johnason has created a series of colorful, layered compositions he calls “windows.” The works of the Portland, Ore.-based Johanson are being exhibited at Mitchell-Innes and Nash, which describes the collection thus:

“His new paintings on found wood are self-contained compositions, or ‘meditations on being,’ and several will incorporate painting directly on the gallery walls in a play on windows and transparency. The artist approaches these paintings as windows onto the world, windows to the past or future, or portals for introspection: looking out, and looking in.”

“Windows” is on view at the gallery from Sept. 13 to Oct. 20, 2012.

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