Rachel Reese reviews the recent exhibition Kelley Johnson: Recent Paintings at Twin Kittens, Atlanta.
Reese writes that Johnson's paintings "command the walls, creating a presence simultaneously functioning with playful gesture and skillful control. It is refreshing to view paintings as physical objects—while not slick or monolithic, they operate as flattened forms shaped by human touch. Tactile brushstrokes read as finger or hand-made gestures, and specific layering devices employed by Johnson add dimensionality by expanding or collapsing the conceptual space."
Edited by artist Brett Baker, Painters' Table highlights writing from the painting blogosphere as it is published and serves as a platform for exploring blogs that focus primarily on the subject of painting.