Carol John: oh
May 31 to Junly 5, 2014
opening reception: Saturday, May 31, 7pm
artist talk: TBD
On Saturday, May 31 Carol John will have her first solo exhibition, titled "oh" at Poem 88 in Atlanta, Georgia. John, a resident of Athens, Georgia is a superb colorist whose works on paper and on canvas combine layers of brightly-hued patterns with elements of graffiti and personal iconography. Bursts of chrysanthemums, ice cream cones, eyeballs, combs, lozenge shapes and dots explode off the surfaces of her work and buzz with energy and playfulness. Her inclusion of text like "oh" or "huh" bring her work into the vernacular of the everyday while also alluding to Pop Art motifs.
Born in the USA and educated in Europe, Carol John spent her childhood in museums and art classes. Ms. John attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City and now resides in Athens, Georgia. For the last 20 years she has gone into her studio every morning at 8:30.
Carol Johnís work has been widely exhibited in the region and New York City. Such venues have included The Contemporary, Swan Coach House Gallery, Quinlan Art Center, the Hudgens Center for the Arts, Gainesville State College, and the University of Georgia. She is co-owner of D.O.C. Unlimited, a design build company in Athens as well as a member of Athens Design Development, an artist consortium whose mission is to infuse our environment with good design.