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international painting annual 2 exhibition-in-print
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Duncan Johnson
West Hartford, Vermont

pages 108-109

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 I have been an artist for over twenty years during that time wood has been my material of choice. Sculpture has been my primary medium.

 I'm drawn to intricate objects, simple forms of complex construction, which provide sustained visual pleasure. My sculptures are forms constructed of hundreds of pieces of wood forming a unique whole.
My latest work utilizes wood culled from landfills in Vermont. I am drawn to this material for its innate beauty and reflection of the past implied by the worn and weathered surfaces.
The pieces in this evolving series are constructed on flat panels pieces of wood are uniformly cut and sanded and meticulously joined together most often with a series of fine wire nails and brads fastened upon a precisely drawn grid. The results being objects that inhabit a unique space between painting and sculpture, referencing many of my interests from quilting to architecture.


born: 1963, Barre, Vermont


Pratt Institute,BFA, 1987


selected awards/honors

Pollack Krasner foundation grant, 2010
American Academy of arts and letters award,2009
Vermont arts council grant, 2009
Berkshire Taconic Community foundation grant,2009


selected publications

New American Paintings issue# 84 2010
White fish review 2011
Art Papers 2009

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Southern Vermont arts Center, Manchester VT 2011
AVA gallery, Lebanon NH 2011
Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta GA 2009
MOCA , Jacksonville FL 2007


selected group shows

George Marshall store Gallery,York ME 2011
Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum,Manchester VT 2011
Project 4 gallery  Washington, DC 2011   
 PCA&D  Lancaster PA 2010

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