CONTINUOUS CHRONICLE: Surveying A Lifetime
The work of Perry Johnson and Terry Johnson
Monday May, 11th 12pm-8pm
At the Majestic Theater, Corvallis OR
a pop up exhibit during the inAUDIBLE Panel and The Sprout Film Festival
a part of inVISIBLE: http://outpost1000.weebly.com/invisible.html
On Perry Johnson & Terry Johnson
By Jamie Walsh
Perry and Terry are brothers, part of triplets, who were born in Eugene, OR in 1949. Both attend the OSLP Arts & Culture Program—Perry comes four days a week and Terry comes one day a week. Continuous Chronicle is a showcase of artwork by both Perry and Terry that gives a glimpse into their lives and what is important to them.
Perry Johnson has lived a rich life focused on family, work, and art. The primary focus and subject matter in his artwork includes past and future birthdays of him and his brothers, the house he grew up in, and his job of 40 years at Buick Automotive (and his layoff). His work is characterized by text, dates, and life-like portraiture.
Terry Johnson, who is also inclined to repetitive themes, is mainly drawn to one topic in particular: cars, specifically the Cadillac. This interest may have grown from his Perry’s work as a car detailer for Buick for 40 years. For many years, Terry drew his cars very simplistically and in repetition. Within the past year, he began to take a closer look, slow down, and include more detail.