Current Space is proud to present "Mood Ring" a solo exhibition of works by Elena Johnston. Please join us for the closing reception and artist talk!
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Masks are requested indoors for the reception. Refreshments will be served outdoors. Thank you!
Exhibition Duration: May 14th – June 25th
Closing Reception & Artist Talk: June 25th, 7-10pm
Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays, 1-5pm
This event is free, but RSVPs are appreciated for our planning and contact tracing if necessary.
Mood Ring features paintings made between January 2021 and April 2022. These works were inspired by recent immersive experimentation and exploration of paint and material in my studio practice. For years I have favored colorful combinations of house paint, acrylic, and gouache as my primary materials. The addition of pigment dispersions, bleach, inks, and a lot of water to my process allows for greater opportunities of unique interactions of the materials and layering. I naturally dye found fabrics and canvas and pour the paint to incorporate the element of chance. The process is mystical and unpredictable, like a mood ring. The resulting paintings are meditations on color and the human experience.
This exhibition is supported by a Creativity Grant from The Maryland State Arts Council.
Programs at Current Space are made possible in part by supporting members like you; the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization; the generous contributions of The Maryland State Arts Council; The Creative Baltimore Fund, which is a grant program funded by the Mayor’s Office and the City of Baltimore; and the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.
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