“Open Vision”, an exhibition of paintings and drawings by C. Steve Johnson opens June 19th with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30pm at ARTworks. The show will be on display through July 25th and include a collection of works which explore how we see and think. The images are mind maps that deal with context, things being in and out of balance, humor, absurdity, rhythm and time. Many of the artworks incorporate fractured words and phrases which leave the viewer to fill in their own meaning, or simply enjoy the pieces for their visual impact.
Local artist Steve Johnson describes himself as "an international visual artist, poet and musician". Steve was born and raised in Kansas City, MO and has produced a wide range of artwork in a variety of mediums for more than two decades. His artwork and performance pieces have shown nationally and internationally, including stops in Berlin, the Czech Republic, Chile, London and Brooklyn, NY. He has taught writing, biology and visual art at the college level, and is currently the Career and Transfer Coordinator with Student Support Services at the Technical College of the Lowcountry.
ARTworks is located at 2127 Boundary Street, Suite 18A, Beaufort Town Center, Beaufort, SC 29902. Gallery Hours are Tue. – Fri., 11am – 6pm and Saturdays, 12noon – 4pm. For more information contact 843-379-2787 or visit website at www.beaufortcountyarts.com