Courtney Johnson
Lion Lair
30 April - 04 June, 2016
Reception: April 30 7-10p


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Documentation from Lion Lair
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Courtney Johnson
Dark Weed (2016)
Oil on canvas
48 × 36 in
Documentation from Lion Lair
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Courtney Johnson
Fictional Project (2016)
Oil on canvas
40 × 30 in
Documentation from Lion Lair
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Courtney Johnson
We Are Volcanos (2016)
Oil on canvas
57 × 42 in
Documentation from Lion Lair
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Courtney Johnson
Another Lathe (2016)
Oil on canvas
57 × 42 in
Documentation from Lion Lair
Courtney Johnson
Untitled (2016)
Mixed media
49 1/2 × 36 × 18 1/2 in
Documentation from Lion Lair
Courtney Johnson
Untitled (2016)
Mixed media
49 1/2 × 36 × 18 1/2 in
Documentation from Lion Lair
Courtney Johnson
Untitled (2016)
Mixed media
49 1/2 × 36 × 18 1/2 in
Documentation from Lion Lair
Courtney Johnson Untitled (detail)
Documentation from Lion Lair
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Documentation from Lion Lair
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Documentation from Lion Lair
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Documentation from Lion Lair
Courtney Johnson
Their POV (2015)
Oil on canvas
30 × 24 in
Documentation from Lion Lair
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Courtney Johnson
Look Funny Not a Fool (2016)
Foam, epoxy clay, paper clay, acrylic spray
25 × 16 × 46 in
Documentation from Lion Lair
Courtney Johnson
Look Funny Not a Fool (2016)
Foam, epoxy clay, paper clay, acrylic spray
25 × 16 × 46 in
Documentation from Lion Lair
Courtney Johnson
Look Funny Not a Fool (2016)
Foam, epoxy clay, paper clay, acrylic spray
25 × 16 × 46 in
Documentation from Lion Lair
Courtney Johnson Look Funny Not a Fool (detail)
In fantasy we find a world in alteration, different from a normal waking beta-wave state. A plasticity where rigidness would typically exist, and a soft, brightly marbleized liquid for its life blood. The fictionalizing belongs to the lack of realness that surrounds us everyday, a comedy that reveals itself in the face of malfunction. A place where definition loses all its power and the reins are given to free play.

Courtney Johnson presents Lion Lair, a solo exhibition of new painting and sculpture.

Courtney Johnson received an MFA from California College for the Arts, San Francisco (2011). Recent exhibitions include Royal Nonesuch Gallery (Oakland, CA), Park Life (San Francisco, CA), 2nd Floor Projects (San Francisco, CA), and City Limits (Oakland, CA). Johnson lives and works in San Francisco, CA.