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Posts Tagged ‘CATHERINE L. JOHNSON / ARTIST + CATHERINE L. JOHNSON / INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTIST + “BEAUTY IS NOT CAUSED. IT IS.” Emily Dickinson + “My art pursues the beauty of realization rather than perfect beauty.’

IPROMISETOTELL_2015_CATHERINELJOHNSONIPROMISETOTELL                                                            Catherine L. Johnson 2015
IPROMISETOTELL_2015_CATHERINELJOHNSONIPROMISETOTELL                                                                Catherine L. Johnson  2015

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WOMEN+VERBS+TELLING THE TRUTH+BREATHING WITH SOUL
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2012/02/03/womenangerverbstelling-the-truth/

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON / ARTIST

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Education:
Macalester College
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis Institute of Art (BFA)
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University (MFA)

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Prestigious Fellowships:
PS. 1 International Studio Residency Fellowship affiliated with MOMA, NYC
– 1 of 41 artists selected worldwide for the prestigious year-long residency  with a stipend provision.

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Bush Artist Fellowship

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Joan Mitchell Artist Fellowship– nominated 3 times – the nomination selection is made in secret by museum curators/gallerists.

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My art is in prominent corporate and private collections nationwide.

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Please click on link to view my visuals: 

http://www.mnartists.org/catherine-l-johnson

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“BEAUTY IS NOT CAUSED. IT IS.”  

Emily Dickinson

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 The experience/witnessing of my art is likened to viewing a photograph of a lover in contrast to reveling in the actual presence of the beloved

-a real commUnIcation.

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So it is with ALL my work: listen to the cadence, the shape, the pause, the movement, and the silence…

My art pursues the beauty of realization rather than perfect beauty.

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All of my life I have known an inviolable place of inner freedom containing:

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Earth; pieces of washed clear blue skies; brilliant unfolding blooms; wings of flight; the color and arcs of rainbows; the hallelujah chorus of wind, rain and rivers; and the white glistened silence of ice.

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This was my chrysalis:

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My life was baptized in hospitals, a place where time and space was defined as waiting, compassion and hope. No flag of creed, race, religion, gender, or social rank was raised. 

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We were all horizontal breathing beds. I lived in a body cast with a shaven head. Visitors were allowed once a week for two hours and touching was forbidden- like an art museum with limited hours. 

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I was a broken Ming vase re-created with expert hands and I was set on fire with love.

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My art offers the viewer the transcendent moment of an epiphany. The moment when one’s heart is suddenly set open and rapt and when all the senses are heralded and keen.

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My art is I/ ThoU – the sacred, sensuous dialogue of call + response, an intimate dance unfolds and the gospel song is “I see you- you, an unrepeatable field of gold”.  

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My art is improvisational-attending to both the sound of the silver horn within the wilderness of my soul- and in response/dialogue with the external world.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE ARTIST: https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/about/

 

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PATTI SMITH

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CHARLES LLOYD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9ydZwBB29c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdSHxaC2NWw

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IPROMISETOTELL_2015_CATHERINELJOHNSONIPROMISETOTELL                                                                 Catherine L. Johnson 2015

 

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ABOVE: THE TRACING OF MY RIGHT HAND –MY CONDUIT/MY INSTRUMENT/MY DIVINING ROD TO TELL THE TRUTH.

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catherine_2016_seeartistseeSEEARTISTSEE                                                                       Catherine L. Johnson  2016

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