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CSN Fine Arts Gallery - North Las Vegas Campus
3209 East Cheyenne Ave., North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030
The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts will host an exhibition of painted drawings by University of Alabama, Huntsville, Professor of Painting and Drawing, Kathryn Jill Johnson. “Kathryn Jill Johnson: Dissonance” will begin Friday, February 8, 2019 and will run through Saturday, March 23, 2019. Ms. Johnson will participate in an Artist Talk and Reception on Monday, February 11, 2019, at 6 p.m. in the Artspace Gallery on the North Las Vegas Campus.
Kathryn Jill Johnson received her MFA from the University of Georgia and her BA from the University of South Florida. She has exhibited nationally and throughout the southeast, including group exhibitions at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, University of Montevallo, the Huntsville Museum of Art, the Alabama State Council on the Arts’ Georgine Clarke Gallery and most recently, the Wiregrass Museum of Art. She has mounted a number of solo exhibitions, among them shows at Lowe Mill Arts Center, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Berea Collage, and Rogue Community College. Her mixed media drawings are influenced by psychoanalytical theory, symbolist poetry, and absurdist humor.
Speaking of her work, Johnson says; “I am the worst sort of detective. I just like to pile up clues and rearrange them into melancholic jokes, farcical calamities and occasional moments of grace. When I am drawing, I am teasing out a knot or banging on a drum. My drawings have paint, of course, but they are not really paintings—the drawn line is what tells the tale. The pops and veils of color and the stained surfaces just hang around it like groupies. They provide a ragged sort of embellishment. The line is what makes the edges and directs the characters and each mark provides a kind of unstable punctuation. My drawings have a cast of characters, images and elements, which live in flattened landscapes or ambiguous spaces that are flooded with intimations.”
The CSN Artspace Gallery is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The Artspace Gallery is upstairs above the main entrance lobby on the North Las Vegas campus located at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, one-mile East of I-15 North. For more information, please call (702) 651-4146 or visit us online at http://csn.edu/artgallery