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guerrilla girls

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/27/guerrilla-girls-vintage-p_n_4659355.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/guerrilla-girls-late-show_5697b262e4b0778f46f83fd5

 

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AN IMMEDIATE

THANK YOU TO MY COLLECTORS:

CULTURAL PARADIGM SHIFTERS.

XOXO

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON / ARTIST

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/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/

 

I LIVED IN LITTLE ITALY, MANHATTAN, FOR 6 YEARS.
I WAS A SELECTED MOMA/P.S. 1 INTERNATIONAL ARTIST FELLOW.
I SWAM LAPS WITH A FEW GUERRILLA GIRLS – FRIENDS/ARTISTS.

THEY WERE/ARE REMARKABLE CULTURAL REVOLUTIONARIES.

EVERY ARTIST WHO IS BORN A GIRL + FOLLOWS THE SOUND OF THE SILVER HORN WITHIN THEM
LEARNS BEING A GIRL + ARTIST = PERSEVERANCE + POWERBALL STATS OF BECOMING VISIBLE.
YET, WE SING BECAUSE WE TELL THE TRUTH + OUR STRENGTH TO FOLLOW OUR TRUE NORTH
IS OUR FREEDOM + OUR RESPONSIBILITY.

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ROWINGINEDEN 2015

Catherine L. Johnson

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PLEASE CLICK TWICE ON EACH IMAGE TO ENLARGE

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Please note:
The ROWINGINEDEN series is very subtle with a sheer silver luminosity and a lush spectrum of indigo
that cannot be disclosed in a digital photograph.
As all my work, my art needs an actual encounter for its revelation.
The series is an improvisational riff inspired by Emily Dickinson’s metaphoric, coded and fervently erotic poem:
Wild Nights,Wild Nights.

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ROWINGINEDEN #1 2015 CATHERINE L. JOHNSON; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;ROWINGINEDEN #1                                                        Catherine L. Johnson 2015

 

 

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ROWINGINEDEN #2 2015 CATHERINE L. JOHNSON; CATHERINE L., JOHNSON;ROWINGINEDEN #2                                                           Catherine L. Johnson 2015

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ROWINGINEDEN #3 2015 CATHERINE L. JOHNSON; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;ROWINGINEDEN #3                                                         Catherine L. Johnson 2015

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ROWINGINEDEN #4 2015 CATHERINE L. JOHNSON; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON"ROWINGINEDEN #4                                                              Catherine L. Johnson 2015

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ROWINGINEDEN #5 2015 CATHERINE L. JOHNSON; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;ROWINGINEDEN #5                                                              Catherine L. Johnson 2015

 

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ROWINGINEDEN #6 2015 CATHERINE L. JOHNSON; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;ROWINGINEDEN #6                                                      Catherine L. Johnson 2015

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ROWINGINEDEN #7 2015 CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;ROWINGINEDEN #7                                                     Catherine L. Johnson 2015

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ROWINGINEDEN #8 2015 CATHERINE L. JOHNSON; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;ROWINGINEDEN #8                                                             Catherine L. Johnson 2015

 

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ROWINGINEDEN #1 (detail) 2015 CATHERINE L. JOHNSON; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON:ROWINGINEDEN #1 (detail)                                                       Catherine L. Johnson 2015

 

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Wild nights-Wild nights! (269)

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Wild nights – Wild nights!

Were I with thee

Wild nights should be

Our luxury!

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Futile – the winds –

To a Heart in port –

Done with the Compass –

Done with the Chart!

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Rowing in Eden –

Ah – the Sea!

Might I but moor – Tonight –

In thee!

 

Emily Dickinson (1830–86)

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ROWINGINEDEN 2015 

is a visual operatic lush improvisational riff of Emily Dickinson’s

 sensuous and erotic poem:

Wild Nights, Wild Nights.

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EMILY DICKINSON, POET

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON, ARTIST. 2015

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ROWINGINEDEN photo credit: Chris La Fontaine
Emily Dickinson, poet. Photo credit: unknown,  Amherst College archive.
 Catherine L. Johnson, artist. Photo credit: selfie
My selfie will be made into a 52″ H x 36″ W poster mounted on a wall in downtown St. Paul.
One had to be nominated for the INSIDE OUT project.
INSIDE OUT global project: http://www.insideoutproject.net/en

 

 

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Please note: my work needs an actual encounter to experience the art.
My art offers a wide spectrum of a dynamic experience and subtle PRESENCE that a camera’s eye denies.
My art is a dance, an intimate pas-de-deux, that unfolds in time
with the viewer/beholder’s attention and participation.

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ART+LiStENdRInKeAT =

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THE AUTOMATIC MESSAGE

@ INSTINCT

http://www.instinctmpls.com/
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 DAKOTA

1010 Nicollet Mall

http://www.dakotacooks.com/restaurant-bar/menus/happy-hour/

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KBEM

88.5 FM

http://jazz88.mpls.k12.mn.us/

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INSTINCT ART GALLERY
904 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

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OPEN: WED-FRI 12-6PM, SAT 11-5PM | 612.208.0696

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Chttps://catherineljohnson.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/1_moon_aerial_mines2.jpg
MOON Aerial: MINES I                                                                                                                         CATHERINE L. JOHNSON  2012

 

 

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

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MOON Aerial: MINES I-IX PORTFOLIO

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/moon-aerial-mines-ix-2012-14h-x-11-5w-catherine-l-johnson/

2012
Mixed Media on 100% Rag Board
14″ H x 5″ W

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” My works are visual/sonic compositions/choreographs
that can be heard
with the naked revelation

of an open palm:

unfolding in time and space, 

what appears monumental is intimate

 and

what is intimate is monumental.

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My works need an ACTUAL encounter to experience their VITALITY

-like bearing witness to LIVE performances

rather listening to online clips.

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The MOON: Aerial MINES portfolio was created in sequence,
like the waves exhaling toward the shoreline

and

inhaling back into the depths of the sea.

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It was a long jam session in a recording studio-no edits,
a majestic high dive from a place on the moon to the moon within you:
waning + waxing, dancing + spinning
a slow curtain closing and opening
to reveal
the depth of luminosity and the shine of darkness…”

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Catherine L. Johnson

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The sonic clips below are offered as approximate divining rods

that resonate, mirror and echo my creative process + art.

The visual clips are each from the original painting above.

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Support the authenticity of the artists’ offering:

EXPERIENCE the work LIVE + ACQUIRE the work.  

Be a GUARDIAN of CREATIVE GENIUS please.

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MOON#1_CLIP1; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;X

 

J.S. Bach: Cello Suites

“Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.”

Pablo Casals
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukcZvamEkQM

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Esperanza Spalding “Radio Music Society”

36th Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival 2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjG8IsPMF-4

Esperanza Spalding y Gretchen Parlato

“Inutil Paisagem” (Jobim)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NbtMCB5g7E

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JAMES BROWN’S GREATEST DANCE MOVES

EVER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek9-HGHT1Pk

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I dedicate my offerings in THE AUTOMATIC MESSAGE exhibition to:
the late Dr. Mark B. Coventry; my late parents;
my heart family, who sustain me and are my hurricane lamps,
and
to my collectors
whose refined sensibilities could hear
the song, hymn and gospel of my art.

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A special thank you to Peter Hannah; Justin Hedstrom; Jim Ross;

Michele Jansen; Kevin Barnes; John Schuerman;

Martina Priadka; Brittany Wallman and Lowell Pickett.

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https://catherineljohnson.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/d14ea-1410446754077.jpg

http://www.instinctmpls.com/current/

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“There is no such thing

as a good painting

about nothing.” 

Gottlieb and Rothko, 1943

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Abstraction is a territory heavily explored,

but as an expression of individual psyches,

the territory is never-ending.

The unrelenting appeal of abstraction

is also due to the archetypes found there,

as the private world of the mind

always slips toward the universal.

This combination of unique expression and primordial patterns

attract our attention,

informs our humanness.

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The exhibition’s title,

THE AUTOMATIC MESSAGE,

is taken from Andre Breton,

poet and spokesperson of the surrealist movement

in the early 20th century.

He used,The Automatic Message’

to describe a free-association form of writing done

without any premeditation and undirected

by conscious thought

in order to express

the subconscious mind.

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It would be another 25 years

before abstract painting came into its own,

but when it did,

it took the art world by storm.

Since that time, visual art has moved

through other forms of abstraction

–as text or pure concept.

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INSTINCT’S exhibit follows the original idea,

THE AUTOMATIC MESSAGE,

in the visual domain.  

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John Schuerman

Director

INSTINCT ART GALLERY

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

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THE AUTOMATIC MESSAGE

OPENS

20 SEPTEMBER 2014

6 pm-8pm

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PREMIERE

CONFLUENCE/JAM SESSION

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3 PREMIER VENUES

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IMPROVISATION/CREATIVE COURAGE

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PRE-EXHIBITION EVENT

DAKOTA+INSTINCT+KBEM

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18 SEPTEMBER 2014

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1.) 12 NOON: The DAKOTA x INSTINCT GALLERY

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http://www.dakotacooks.com/event/artist-wine-lunch-w-kim-davey-of-shingleback-wine-and-david-aschenbrener-of-the-automatic-message/

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THE AUTOMATIC MESSAGE  INSTINCT ART GALLERY + KBEM INSTAGRAM; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;Image: close up/phrase of Yellow Night: RISE                                                                      Catherine L. Johnson  2012

2.) 6:30 pm-8:30 pm: INSTINCT GALLERY x KBEM

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http://jazz88.mpls.k12.mn.us/gallery_grooves-thursday_september_18th
http://www.instinctmpls.com/event/2014/9/18/gallery-grooves-with-kbem-jazz

 

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I dedicate my offerings in THE AUTOMATIC MESSAGE exhibition to:
the late Dr. Mark B. Coventry; my late parents;
my heart family, who sustain me and are my hurricane lamps,
and
to my collectors
whose refined sensibilities could hear
the song, hymn and gospel of my art.

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CATHERINE19DECEMBER2013SELFIEAGLOWAGLOW;CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SELFIEAGLOWGLOW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
19 DECEMBER 2013
TEN DAZE B4 29 DECEMBER 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CATHERINE L. JOHNSON
ARTIST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EVA CASSIDY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeNxrfMrbI8 
ONE HOUR NINETEEN MINUTES THIRTY-SIX SECONDS OF BEAUTY
 
 
 
 
 
Track Listings:
01 Take My Breathe Away
02 Kathy’s Song
03 Songbird
04 What a Wonderful World
05 Wade In The Water
06 Ain’t No Sunshine
07 Time After Time
08 Autumn Leaves
09 I Can Only Be Me
10 Fields Of gold
11 It Doesn’t Matter Anymore
12 Imagine
13 Over The Rainbow
14 True Colors
15 Danny Boy
16 People Get Ready
17 Anniversary Song
18 Early Morning Rain
19 I Know You By Heart
20 Tall Trees In Georgia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 I Can Only Be Me

 

 

What a Wonderful World  

 

 

 

 

I Know You By Heart

 

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LOTUS20TEN: YOURVOICEISMYLULLABY+LOTUSBLOOM 2010 CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;
 
Catherine L. Johnson

LOTUS20TEN:

YOURVOICEISMYLULLABY+LOTUSBLOOM

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For further information, please click: 

https://catherineljohnson.art/2021/02/21/lotus-a-cycle-of-sixteen-works-2010/

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28″ H x 22″ W  
Mixed media on board
2010
Please click twice on image to enlarge.
 
 

“ThoU and I/I and ThoU”

Come to me with your coal and diamonds:

with your armor and secrets;
with your sweet water;
with the vast blue sky in your mouth and ear;
with your worn and eternal humanity; and
with your desire to open your blood 
to love. 
 

Come to me with your root and veins:

in mud and debris;
in fear and bitterness;
in uncertainty and tears;
in shreds and shame; and
in belief and faith
to love.

Come to me with your hands open:

to breathe;
to fall;
to rise;
to break open; and
to speak and sing
to love.
 

Come to me with touch and a soft candle:

for no language;
for music;
for unbound universes;
for unmade bed cathedrals; and
for joy 
to love.
 

Come to me to release the divinity:

of all the colors and tastes and sounds of true blue;
of once excruciating scars;
now of nourishing and unspeakable sex;
of gentle caress; and
of being found
to love.
 
 
As a gospel song of freedom,
I will respond the same
for you.
To, for and with love.
 
 

Catherine L. Johnson

24 June 2010
 
 

 

The LOTUS 20TEN portfolio:

a cycle of sixteen works created

during the summer of 2010.

A portfolio, suites, of the five senses. 
SensUal/SensUous

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The titles of each work: 
YOUR SIGHT IS MY WATER+LOTUS DREAM
YOUR TASTE IS MY BLISS+LOTUS BLOOM
YOUR SCENT IS MY SWEET LOTUS CUP
YOUR TOUCH IS MY LOTUS SONG SUNG
YOUR VOICE IS MY ROOT+LOTUS
YOUR VOICE IS MY LULLABY +LOTUS BLOOM
YOUR VOICE IS MY LOTUS METEOR+EROS
YOUR VOICE IS MY DOVE+LOTUS BLOOM
YOUR VOICE IS MY PELVIS+LOTUS WING
YOUR VOICE IS MY LOTUS+PELVIS
YOUR VOICE IS MY HEART+LOTUS BLOOM
YOUR VOICE IS MY DIAMOND+LOTUS BLOOM
YOUR VOICE IS MY WILDERNESS +LOTUS BLOOM
YOUR VOICE IS MY HOME+LOTUS BLOOM
YOUR LOVE IS MY EROS+LOTUS BLOOM
YOUR LOVE IS MY LOVE +LOTUS BLOOM

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE