Lycoming College art instructor exhibits work in Virginia, New York
Lycoming College drawing and printmaking instructor Jeremiah Johnson was featured in “Alter Egos and the Magical Other,” an art exhibition that was held from June 15 to Aug. 31 at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Va. The exhibition showcased artists who have “pursued figurative work as a way to explore alter egos,” according to the museum’s website. Johnson had 18 artworks on display alongside the work of John Bankston, Amy Cutler and Fred Stonehouse.
Johnson’s art explores a variety of topics, including mysticism, nature, folklore, survival and autobiographical stories. Although the artist was formally trained – he graduated from Tyler School of Art with a bachelor’s degree in fine art in 1997 and from Syracuse University with a master’s degree in fine art in 2001 – he channels traditional folk art forms and the manic, self-referential works of 20th century “outsider” artists.
Johnson also has an exhibition at Corning Community College, Corning, N.Y., on display until Oct. 11. The show, “Repossession,” consists of prints, paintings and sculptures. One of the highlights is a sculpture project called “Dream Homes,” which consists of six model reproductions of houses constructed from unopened credit card applications that the artist collected for more than 10 years.