Friday, November 23, 2007

Road Agent Nov. 30th

Elliott Johnson
Words Fail Me
November 30th - January 12th, 2008
Artist Reception: Friday, November 30th, 6-8 p.m.

Road Agent is pleased to announce the opening of a solo exhibition of new paintings by Dallas-based artist Elliott Johnson on Friday, November 30, from 6-8 p.m.

Johnson’s rococo flourishes and tendrils are the figures in his mysterious world, hovering in undefined space spouting their own word balloons. The dialogue pushes the viewer towards the utmost melodramatic conclusions: things are always at their most devastatingly vague, their absolute worst. The ornate precision and theatricality of these swirling figures -- deeply hued, unapologetically decorative -- betrays the calculating coldness of their words, darkly and comically sanitizing their cruelty.

Reading the paintings becomes a private performance. The paintings become a touchstone to your own well of memories: you've said this, you've heard this, you've felt this before. It's personal.

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