FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Shawn Vinson, shawn@DifferentTrainsGallery.com, 404-939-2787
DIFFERENT TRAINS GALLERY presents Amplification & De-Amplification, featuring Atlanta Artists Eben Dunn and Jim Johnson - opens July 20, 5-8 pm and continues through August 31
July 01, 2018 (Decatur, Georgia) -- DIFFERENT TRAINS GALLERY, 432 East Howard Avenue no. 24, presents Amplification & De-Amplification, featuring Atlanta Artists Eben Dunn & Jim Johnson. The exhibition includes original works that incorporate painting, collage, mixed media & found objects. Dunn’s ‘Energy Modulators’ are particularly intriguing. He attaches red string, which is associated with Kabbalah and thought to ward off negative energy, to vintage spirit levels, folding rulers and hand-crafted copper and metal bases to create his own blend of ‘functional art’. In his ‘Frequency Series’ paintings, he starts with wood panels covered in various pharmacy and alcohol labels from the 1930s-50s that he layers with paint before reducing it down to reveal colorful, textured works that resemble thick Birch forests. Jim Johnson, a schoolteacher by day, got his first artistic training from his grandfather, a prolific sign painter. Like Dunn, Johnson appropriates vintage ephemera which he mounts on the verso of plexiglass. He paints the front surfaces to give us contemporary compositions with a nostalgic bent.
WHO/WHAT: Amplification & De-Amplification featuring Atlanta Artists Eben Dunn & Jim Johnson
WHERE: DIFFERENT TRAINS GALLERY, 432 East Howard Avenue no. 24, Decatur GA 30030
WHEN: opening reception Friday, July 20, 5-8 pm • continues through August 31 • artist talk t.b.a.
visit website for gallery hours & more details: http://www.differenttrainsgallery.com/eben-dunn-amplification-and-de-amplification.html
Hi-res images on request. Contact: Shawn Vinson, 404-939-2787, shawn@DifferentTrainsGallery.com