Reflections - A Retrospective: John Johnson
9 September to 28 October 2023
A selected retrospective exhibition of work by Coleraine born artist John Johnson (1957 – 2019). A self-taught painter with no formal training, John felt compelled by a sense of wonder to record the world around him developing a unique visual style and an original and refreshing approach to ‘seeing things’.
His first love was the Causeway Coast, yet he also travelled widely - we are given beautiful glimpses of the South of France, in particular, Saint Paul de Vence. We also catch the stark reality of ‘The Troubles’ via his riot shield paintings and we are lifted by his mesmerising ‘Altnagelvin - Hill of Sparrow Paintings’.
EXHIBITION LAUNCH: Please join us on Saturday 9 September at 12 midday for a special talk by Artist Ross Wilson on the life and work of the late John Johnson.