David Johnson


Press Release/Statement

Like most I am attracted to neon light. In my artwork, that initial attraction leads to the discovery of a contradiction in materials. Light, concrete, high voltage electricity, and Styrofoam combine to create metaphors of hypocrisy, conflict, abjection, or solitude all trapped in the guise of a simple formal structure. I expose the three-dimensional capabilities of neon and thus relate the object to the architecture that surrounds it.

– David O. Johnson, 2011

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