Monthly Archives: June 2012

Christopher Davison’s Dreamy Summer

Master of the painterly subconscious, Christopher Davison, has lined up a full summer of exhibitions and projects that are not to be missed. First up is “CTRL+P” at the Arlington Arts Center (VA),  a group show curated by Kristina Bilonick and Julie Chae that explores the theme of the print. Also featuring Glenn Ligon, E.V. Day, and others, the exhibition is on view from June 22 – September 16, 2012.

Next, Davison will have works at the West Gallery at Purdue University (IN) for “Emerging Drawing: Visionary Works on Paper,” which will remain on view for all of August. Finally, his work will also be featured in “Romanticism III” at Gross McLeaf Gallery (PA) – also opening in August, 2012. Between these three exhibitions, and additional projects on the horizon, Davison will be on nearly national concurrent view throughout the rest of the summer!

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The Worldly Adventures of Kiel Johnson and TED

It all started with a conference in Palm Springs in February. Once people found out about his frenetic cardboard cityscapes and boundless energy, gallery artist Kiel Johnson has been invited to trot the globe with TED ever since. Johnson invited conference visitors to paint, build, glue, and light various incarnations of an ever-evolving metropolis – as documented by Theo Jemison’s mini documentary on Vimeo – and as a result, the artist has been invited to stage derivations of his project all around the world with the “Ideas worth spreading” crew.

Following Johnson’s introductory experience at TED Palm Springs, he produced projects for conferences in Santa Monica, USC, and Dubai – where he was also a featured speaker. On September 1, Johnson will orchestrate yet another version of the crafty municipality in Christchurch, New Zealand as part of TED’s “UnContained” event. Lucky for us, Kiel has diligently documented all of his TED travels – summarized for you here in blog photo album format.

Catch Kiel on a TED journey near you! Or at least on the video podcast…