The solo exhibition “Floating on Top” features new works by the painter Ezra Johnson. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a new six minute hand painted, stop frame animation titled “Floating On Top” depicting objects found deposited by the flow of Hillsborough River in Tampa, where Johnson lives and works. In the second gallery are several still life paintings made of the same objects.
The paintings recall Morandi and Cezanne while the subject matter alludes to pop artists such as Oldenberg or Warhol. Johnson’s works have been exhibited at the Nerman Museum in Kansas, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Site Santa Fe Biennial in New Mexico, the ICA in Philadelphia as well as at many other prestigious galleries and museums nationally and internationally.
Ezra Johnson is a painter whose work explores territories that include collage, sculpture and video; often at the same time. He received an MFA in Painting from Hunter College in New York in 2006, has been invited to several residencies including Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and The Marie Walsch Sharpe Foundation in Brooklyn NY. Johnson has exhibited his work at galleries and museums nationally and internationally including the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Site Santa Fe in New Mexico, the ICA in Philadelphia, DIA Center for the Arts in NYC, Lismore Castle in Ireland, Galleria F15 in Norway as well as many others.
Currently Johnson is preparing for solo projects at the New York (NADA) Frieze art fair, and at Freight and Volume gallery in NYC: as well as group exhibitions at the Orlando Museum of Art and, CArD Contemporary Art & Design exhibition in Pianello Italy, organized by Paolo Baldacci.
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