ART TALK: Jay Mark Johnson, Christopher Finch and Peter Frank
To accompany our current exhibition, Jay Mark Johnson: WAVE LENGTHS, William Turner Gallery will be hosting an art talk next week, on Thursday, May 21st at 7pm. The artist will be in conversation with two critics, Christopher Finch and Peter Frank.
"Jay Mark Johnson's remarkable photographs of waves possess the same insistent energy and drama that I find in the great seascapes of J.M.W.Turner currently on view at the Getty Museum.”
- Christopher Finch
"Jay Mark Johnson's work applies the methods of modular repetition associated with 'minimalist' composers such as Philip Glass and Steve Reich to photographic imagery -- with the same fluid grace and delight in patterning found in that music.”
- Peter Frank
CHRISTOPHER FINCH is a British writer, artist and photographer who lives in Los Angeles. His books include a monograph devoted to the career of Chuck Close, studies of Pop Art and the history of watercolor, and several volumes dealing with popular culture. He was a curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and has contributed to publications ranging from Architectural Digest to the Guardian.
PETER FRANK is a New York-born, Los Angeles-based art critic and curator. Associate Editor of Fabrik magazine and art critic for the Huffington Post, Frank has served as Editor of THEmagazine Los Angeles and Visions Art Quarterly, and as art critic for the LA Weekly, Village Voice and SoHo Weekly News. He has organized exhibitions for Documenta in Kassel, the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, and New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, among other venues, and served as Senior Curator at the Riverside Art Museum in California. He has written extensively for books and periodicals around the world.