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JAY MARK JOHNSON NO SUCH PLACE

WILLIAM TURNER GALLERY BERGAMOT STATION ARTS CENTER 2525 MICHIGAN AVE., E-1 SANTA MONICA, CA 90404 P 310-453-0909 F 310-453-0908 www.williamturnergallery.com


JAY MARK JOHNSON William Turner Gallery presents new works by artist Jay Mark Johnson. These monumental color photographs follow the migrations of people and their vehicles across attenuated landscapes and saturated terrains --from the dockyards of Singapore and the rice paddies of Cambodia to the dairy farms of Australia and the populated centers of Rome, Prague, Hamburg, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. NO SUCH PLACE presents a critical look at our obsession with technology--the bicycles, cars, trucks, trains and buses that we use every day--and how our use of these machines not only dominates the environment, it also fashions the manner in which we perceive and interact with the world. Over the last decade, Johnson has rigorously pursued the possibilities of timeline photography. His artwork captures the fluid gestures of Tai Chi and dance, the rush of cars, trains and people, and the infinite cycling of beachfront waves. But within his images the rules for representing reality have shifted. Shadows are crisscrossed and the relative speed of an object determines its size. Moving objects appear isolated from their backgrounds and the backgrounds themselves have been decimated. In this manner, the results of Johnson’s process become a metaphor for the process itself. “The thing about photography is its truthiness.” says critic Shana Nys Dambrot. “...But when it comes to the photographs of Jay Mark Johnson, that presumption is turned on its head. His pictures look nothing like the world as we know it, and they are not really meant to. Yet still, their brain-melting relationship to the truth remains unassailable. The best thing to do is just relax, and let art and science blow your mind.” Held by prestigious private institutions and public collections throughout the U.S. and Europe, Johnson’s work has been exhibited and collected by the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian Institution, Art Institute of Chicago, Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, the Langen Foundation and Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe. The artist resides in Venice, California.


CITY OF LITTLE MOTORS #1; durst lambda print, film, aluminum; 40” (H) x 360” (W); Singapore, 2012


DETAIL: CITY OF LITTLE MOTORS #1


EL ANARQUISTA Y EL TREN, Valencia, Spain 2008, Durst Lambda print, film, aluminum, 40” (H) x 204” (W) edition of 3, 20” (H) x 102” (W) edition of 9


OFF TO BE MILKED BY MACHINES, New South Wales 2012, Durst Lambda print, film, aluminum, 40” (H) x 216” (W), Edition of 3, Archival pigment, paper, aluminum, 25” (H) x 113” (W) Edition of 9


DETAIL: OFF TO BE MILKED BY MACHINES


L’ENIGMA DELLA PUNKLICHKEIT #1, Hamburg, Germany 2008, Durst Lambda print, film, aluminum, 40” (H) x 94” (W) edition of 3, 20” (H) x 47” (W) edition of 9


CLAUDIO, STELLA E FARFALLA, Cetona, Italia 2007, Durst Lambda print, film, aluminum, 40” (H) x 88” (W) edition of 3, 20” (H) x 44” (W) edition of 9


L’ENIGMA DELLA PUNKLICHKEIT #7, Hamburg, Germany 2008, Durst Lambda print, film, aluminum, 40” (H) x 128” (W) frameless, Edition of 3, Archival pigment, paper, aluminum, 25” (H) x 69” (W) framed, Edition of 9


VELVET LOCOMOTION 1-4, Prague 2011, Archival pigment print, paper, aluminum, 20” (H) x 100” (W), 25” (H) x 105” (W) framed, Edition of 9


SIEM REAP #5, 2012, 40” (H) X 68” (W), Frameless Mount, Edition of 3, Durst Lambda Print, Film, Aluminum MOUNT20” (H) X 34” (W), 25.5” (H) X 39.5” (W), Framed, Edition of 9, 4


SIEM REAP #3, 2012, 20” (H) X 156” (W), 25.5” (H) X 161.5” (W), FRAMED, 1/9, 40” (H) X 312” (W), DIPTYCH, FRAMELESS MOUNT, EDITION OF 3, DURST LAMBDA PRINT, FILM, ALUMINUM


DETAIL: SIEM REAP #3


SIEM REAP #1, 2012, , 40” (H) X 96” (W) Durst Lamda Print on Aluminum, Frameless Mount, Edition of 3, 20” (H) X 48” (W), 25.5” (H) X 53.5” (W), Edition of 9, Framed


HONG KONG 18-25, Hong Kong 2008, Durst Lambda print, film, aluminum, 40” (H) x 72” (W) frameless, Edition of 3, Archival pigment, paper, aluminum, 25” (H) x 41” (W), Edition of 9, Framed


SIEM REAP #2, 2012, Durst Lamda Print, Film, Aluminum, 40” (H) X 96” (W), Edition of 3 Frameless, 20” (H) X 48” (W), Edition of 9, Framed


VENICE BOARDWALK #9, Los Angeles 2007, Durst Lambda print, film, aluminum, 40” (H) x 68” (W) edition of 3, Archival pigment, paper, aluminum, 25” (H) x 38” (W) edition of 9


STORM AT SEA #4, Los Angeles 2010, Durst Lambda print, film, aluminum, 40” (H) x 136” (W) edition of 3, 25” (H) x 73” (W) edition of 9


POINT DUME WAVES #1, Los Angeles 2007, Durst Lambda print, film, aluminum, 40” (H) x 138” (W) edition of 3, 20” (H) x 69” (W) edition of 9


STORM AT SEA #2, Los Angeles 2010, Durst Lambda print, film, aluminum, 40” (H) x 138” (W) edition of 3, 20” (H) x 69” (W) edition of 9


VENICE BOARDWALK #2, Los Angeles 2007, Durst Lambda print, film, aluminum, 40” (H) x 166” (W) edition of 3, 20” (H) x 83” (W) edition of 9


VENICE BOARDWALK #2, Los Angeles 2007, Durst Lambda print, film, aluminum, 40” (H) x 88” (W) edition of 3, Archival pigment, paper, aluminum, 25” (H) x 49” (W) edition of 9


PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY #1, Los Angeles 2007, Durst Lambda print, film, aluminum, 40” (H) x 156” (W) edition of 3, 20” (H) x 78” (W) edition of 9


DETAIL: PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY #1


COSTANTINO SOTT’ACQUA 2, Cetona, Italia, 2007, Durst Lambda print, film, aluminum, 40” (H) x 88” (W) edition of 3, 20” (H) x 44” (W) edition of 9


ELENA FLUTTERING BACKWARDS, Cetona, Italia 2007, Durst Lambda print, film, aluminum, 40” (H) x 88” (W) edition of 3, 20” (H) x 44” (W) edition of 9, 30 x 54” Framed


CITTA DEI MOTORIN #2, Rome 2009, Archival pigment, paper, aluminum, 25” (H) x 101” (W) edition of 9


DETAIL: CITTA DEI MOTORIN #2


CITTA DEI MOTORIN #1, Rome 2009, Archival pigment, paper, aluminum, 25” (H) x 85” (W) edition of 9


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CARBON DATING #1, Hazard, Kentucky 2008, Durst Lambda print, film, aluminum, 40” (H) x 192” (W) edition of 3, 20” (H) x 96” (W) edition of 9


DETAIL: CARBON DATING #1



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