High Spirits, Johnson’s debut solo exhibition with Sophie Gannon Gallery, explores the cathartic act of squeezing and pinching clay and how this can achieve surprisingly ornate textures. The resulting surfaces appear at once organic like bone or coral, and highly decorative like filigree or lace. The pots themselves, some with elaborate halo-like handles and others embellished with rocky studs, are shrouded in jewel-toned glazes and have a talismanic quality, as if originating from an imagined ancient world.
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Old Soul, 2020