Canvas Paper Stone Gallery is pleased to present the works of artist and illustrator Al Johnson in an exhibition curated by Averlyn Archer. The Opening Reception took place on Friday, March 19, 2010 from 6 to 9:00PM at the Gallery located at 2611 Frederick Douglass Blvd, Studio 2N between West 139th and 140th Streets. West 135th Street. The exhibition will run through May 1, 2010. A Studio talk is planned for April 17 from 2 to 4PM.Archer, in acknowledgment of March being women’s history month, selected pieces that depicted women either in feeling or aesthetic. “With his use of vibrant color and varying media, Al’s work evokes intense feelings of spirit and sensuality in the viewer, asking us to journey with him to point of deeper consciousness” Archer remarks. In describing his own work, Johnson says, my art “is the physical embodiment of my spirituality…” Referred to as “the artist” from childhood, he received media attention for his outstanding achievements as a young artist and was awarded the Most Talented Award from the Queens Borough President. Due to such commendations, he met Journalist Jimmy Breslin, which provided Young Al Johnson with the opportunity to be hired as a courtroom sketch artist for the famous Rubin Hurricane Carter trial. To the amazement of onlookers, the young artist was able to capture the expressions and emotions displayed in the courtroom… an illustrious beginning. Johnson has been invited to exhibit in many corners of the world, including the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum in Japan. In addition, he created the original renderings for the Georgia Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the world.
About Al Johnson Art
The mission of Al Johnson Art, Inc. (AJA) is to promote commercial and fine art. The AJA lifestyle honors the divine while exploring world cultures from the big screen to the home. The primary goal of AJA is to introduce to the mainstream marketplace a wide array of products that integrates art in our every day life. Established in 2005, AJA is based in the Manhattan and Brooklyn areas of the city of New York. They have established an excellent reputation nationally and internationally with clients, collectors, and the community.