William Turner Gallery Presents Jay Mark Johnson's "No Such Place"

Friday, 22 Feb 2013, 8:58:00 AM

Mitch James

William Turner Gallery presents “NO SUCH PLACE” Feb. 23 through March 30.
Courtesy photo
William Turner Gallery presents “NO SUCH PLACE” Feb. 23 through March 30.

William Turner Gallery presents “NO SUCH PLACE” – recent works by Jay

Mark Johnson this Saturday, Feb. 23 through March 30.

An opening

reception will be held opening day at the gallery from 6-8 pm at 2525

Michigan Ave. E1 (Bergamot Station), Santa Monica.

Initiated in 2005,

these monumental color photographs, including a 30-foot-long triptych,

follow the migrations of people and their vehicles across attenuated

landscapes and saturated terrains from the dockyards of Singapore and

the rice paddies of Cambodia to the dairy farms of Australia and the

populated centers of Rome, Prague, Hamburg, Hong Kong, and Los Angeles.

This exhibition takes viewers on a fantastical journey where nothing is

as it seems.

Shadows are crisscrossed and the relative speed of an

object determines its size.

Moving bodies appear isolated from their

backgrounds and the backdrops themselves have been obliterated.

In this

manner, the results of Johnson’s process become a metaphor for his own

investigation.

For more information, call 310.453.0909 or visit

williamturnergallery.com.

(Courtesy photo)

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