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Holly Johnson Gallery presents Michael Young: "Strata Books & Verb-ers" opening reception

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Photo courtesy of Michael Young

Holly Johnson Gallery will present Michael Young: "Strata Books & Verb-ers," an exhibition of recent drawings on paper by the Austin-based artist. The exhibition marks the artist's second solo exhibition with the Dallas gallery.

Over the last 40 years Young has developed a diverse kaleidoscope of abstract geometric paintings, installations, drawings and most recently architecture. This exhibition presents drawings representing two interconnected subjects.

Central to his work is an emphasis on facture, an attunement to the methodologies of drawing and construction of his work with the primary focus being the relationship between the disciplines of geology and geometry forms. His fundamental formal visual language of line and shape has developed from geologic references; line from compressed stratification deposits and aggregate granular shape as defined by erosion processes. Since 1980 he has amassed an expansive lexicon of aggregate, sands and sediments that he has collected from many arid landscape and deserts such as the Great Basin, the Mojave, the Colorado Plateau, the Sonoran, the Chihuahua, and the Kalahari in Botswana and Namibia.

The Strata Book drawings use these sands to reflect the actual mineral color and geology of their place. The Verb-ers drawings focus on a longstanding interest in pictographs and glyphs relating to the evolution and formation of early forms of visual languages.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through November 11.

Holly Johnson Gallery will present Michael Young: "Strata Books & Verb-ers," an exhibition of recent drawings on paper by the Austin-based artist. The exhibition marks the artist's second solo exhibition with the Dallas gallery.

Over the last 40 years Young has developed a diverse kaleidoscope of abstract geometric paintings, installations, drawings and most recently architecture. This exhibition presents drawings representing two interconnected subjects.

Central to his work is an emphasis on facture, an attunement to the methodologies of drawing and construction of his work with the primary focus being the relationship between the disciplines of geology and geometry forms. His fundamental formal visual language of line and shape has developed from geologic references; line from compressed stratification deposits and aggregate granular shape as defined by erosion processes. Since 1980 he has amassed an expansive lexicon of aggregate, sands and sediments that he has collected from many arid landscape and deserts such as the Great Basin, the Mojave, the Colorado Plateau, the Sonoran, the Chihuahua, and the Kalahari in Botswana and Namibia.

The Strata Book drawings use these sands to reflect the actual mineral color and geology of their place. The Verb-ers drawings focus on a longstanding interest in pictographs and glyphs relating to the evolution and formation of early forms of visual languages.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through November 11.

WHEN

WHERE

Holly Johnson Gallery
1845 E Levee St #100, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
https://www.hollyjohnsongallery.com/

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.

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