Sunday, July 10, 2011

Darren Johnson at Nevada Arts Council's OXS Gallery

Nevada Arts Council
OXS [Office Exhibition Series]
716 N. Carson Street, Suite A
Carson City

The Nevada Arts Council presents The Skeletons in Our Closets Are Planning a Parade in Honor of the 2010 Census, a series of mixed media artwork by Darren Johnson through August 5 as part of the Office eXhibition Series (OXS). The gallery is open from M - F, 8 – 5 pm.

Johnson employs traditional realist techniques in unorthodox presentations to examine human interaction. While working for the US Census, Johnson witnessed a similarity between the Census process and community parades - both are communal activities involving public participation and the art of communication. Issues of trust, privacy and secrecy can develop when a person is communicating within and for the sake of a diverse civil society. The artworks in The Skeletons in Our Closets Are Planning a Parade in Honor of the 2010 Census reflect the challenges and complexities associated with these interpersonal efforts while celebrating the joy of communal activities.

Johnson received an Artist Fellowship from the Nevada Arts Council in 2010. A graduate of Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he earned his MFA from Bowling Green State University, Ohio in 2008. Now living in Las Vegas, Johnson exhibits his artwork nationally.

Call 775.687.6680 for more information.

[image and text from NAC's press release]

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