Mitchell Johnson Nothing and Change (Selected Paintings 1990-2022)

by Jesse Nathan and Mitchell Johnson

Price: $25.00
ISBN-13: 9780982987438


Mitchell Johnson Nothing and Change Cover

ISBN-13: 9780982987438

This 80-page limited edition paperback book (published by Truro Center For the Arts, August 12, 2022) accompanies the exhibit, Mitchell Johnson Nothing and Change (Selected Paintings 1990-2022), at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, September 7-18, 2022. It includes 60 color reproductions and an essay by the poet, Jesse Nathan. The book also includes an essay by Mitchell Johnson, How We See Versus How Things Look. Paintings featured are from New England, Newfoundland, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, California, New York and France. Printed in the USA on high quality paper at Arizona Lithographers. Johnson's paintings were recently acquired by The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Museo Morandi and The Tampa Museum of Art. Publisher is Truro Center For the Arts.

About the Authors

Jesse Nathan's writing has appeared in the Paris Review, The Believer, Threepenny Review, the San Francisco Chronicle, and POETRY. He co-edited and introduced the art book More Things Like This. Nathan is a lecturer in literature at UC Berkeley, and a founding editor of the McSweeney's Poetry Series. His debut poetry collection, Eggtooth, selected by Peter Campion for Unbound Edition, will be published next year. Nathan lives in Oakland, California.

Mitchell Johnson, an American Academy in Rome Visiting Artist (2015) and a Josef and Anni Albers Foundation Artist in Residence (2007), is the subject of the monograph, Color as Content, and the documentary film, The Artist of Silicon Valley. Johnson’s color- and shape-driven paintings are known for their personal approach to color and have been exhibited in Milan, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Johnson divides his time between his favorite painting locations in Europe, New England, New York City, Asia and California. His paintings are in the collections of 28 museums and over 600 private collections. The most recent museum acquisitions were by Museo Morandi in Bologna, Tucson Museum of Art, Crocker Art Museum, Tampa Museum of Art and The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Johnson moved to the Bay Area in 1990 after finishing his MFA at Parsons in New York where he studied with many former students of Hans Hofmann: Paul Resika, Larry Rivers, Nell Blaine, Wolf Kahn, Leland Bell and Jane Freilicher.  @mitchell_johnson_artist