DION JOHNSONTracey Harnish | Friday August 26, 2011 | click here for original post
Dion Johnson's work is exuberant. A world where pop meets John McCracken in colors that dilate your eyes, these paintings scream happy. There's a sense of pouring but not dripping; it's a bold statement of form that turns into architecture that turns into landscape. It's John Lautner houses, it's Venice Beach, it's the Hollywood Bowl on a summer night. The paintings combine urban crowding with big spaces of open fields, much akin to life in Los Angeles.
- Tracey Harnish