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Ochi Projects is pleased to present, "Kings Canyon" by Elisa Johns

Press Release

Johns’ work draws inspiration from the beauty and severity of the Western landscape. Her most recent paintings focus on Kings Canyon in the Sierra Nevada mountains where she spends her summers backpacking. Johns sees a connection between the immediacy of experiencing a painting, and the immediacy of experiencing the wildness of nature through the solitude and physicality of being in it, and she …

Johns’ work draws inspiration from the beauty and severity of the Western landscape. Her most recent paintings focus on Kings Canyon in the Sierra Nevada mountains where she spends her summers backpacking. Johns sees a connection between the immediacy of experiencing a painting, and the immediacy of experiencing the wildness of nature through the solitude and physicality of being in it, and she seeks to interpret such experience more than to reproduce exact imagery. Her work navigates spaces of white canvas through passages of thick paint. The openness of the white spaces suggests a …

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3301 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, US
Monday–Tuesday, Sunday, Closed
Wednesday–Saturday, 12pm–5pm