In Transit: A lecture by Steve Johson
April 13, 2017, 6:00pm | Halsey Institute Galleries
In Transit: A lecture by Steve Johnson
Thursday, April 13, 6:00pm
Halsey Institute galleries
Free and open to the public
The focus of this lecture by Steve Johnson, Associate Professor of Drawing at the College of Charleston, is a body of work that was made during a nine month Fulbright-Nehru teaching fellowship in India. The small watercolors are a response to living and teaching in India, a country of relentless movement and saturated colors. While there, his eyes often fixed upon the small trucks and auto rickshaws racing around him during daily work commutes, inspiring many of the watercolors in this body of work. The travel photographs offer a sampling of the many sights and experiences that continue to enrich his studio practice.
About Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson is an Associate Professor of Art and Head of the Drawing Department at the College of Charleston, SC. Johnson received a Fulbright Fellowship to India where he taught drawing in a variety of collegiate and non-traditional settings. He has taught at Penland School of Crafts, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, NYC, and Steneby Skolan, Sweden. Recent solo exhibitions include Blackburn 20|20 NYC, 111 Minna, San Francisco, and Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, as well as group international showings in Belgium, China, and India. Johnson’s work is included in the collection of The Library of Congress.