ViewPoint Gallery and Art Center. Sacramento, CA. March 6 through April 7, 2018.
Exhibition Sponsored by Canon.
Paper by Hahnemühle
In the Gallery
This exhibition is the first installment of Stephen Johnson new Life Form work made during the last few years. A preview exhibition will open to the public in 2018..
My fascination with sensual organic form knows no limits. The natural beauty that drew me to photography is most profoundly manifested by the very sensuality of natural form itself. It's beauty is deeply emotional, bound up in the basic instinct and desires of our humanness. Finding such form in the real world has been my career. This work concentrates that intrigue on the wonderful and strange form found in plant life. Closely examined, these seemingly familiar, fellow creatures of this planet, become profoundly compellingly, strange, almost alien and and irresistible to explore with care, deep focus, sensitively and without embellishment.
Genesis of this Work
The Life Form Series has grown from my lifelong fascination with organic form and design. Not only have I found solace in the natural world for all of my adult life, but my respect for all living things has profoundly effected how I’ve lived my life.