Details:

This painting features one of the artist's recurring motifs—the use of an "X" as a stand-in for the body. The artist’s work explores a realm of magical naturalism, where symbols and organic forms enact moments of both tenderness and violence.
Framed: 14.2 x 18.2 in.
Signed

① Artwork:

Rites of Spring

This painting features one of the artist's recurring motifs—the use of an "X" as a stand-in for the body. Johnson’s work explores a realm of magical naturalism, where symbols and organic forms stand in as body doubles and enact moments of both tenderness and violence. The artist relies on a process of discovery to create her visceral and vibrant works. Each composition derives a sense of drama from the tension between organization and chaos. Johnson's work is a long evolving narrative grounded in its reverence for nature and the cycle of the seasons.

Specs:

11 inches
14 inches
with frame
18.25 inches
14.25 inches

③ Artist:

Gretta Johnson

Gretta Johnson’s work creates a magical realm where symbols and organic forms serve as body doubles in moments of both tenderness and violence. Each of the artist’s visceral and vibrant paintings discover anew the tension between organization and chaos, giving the artist’s work a sense of drama. Johnson’s practice is a long and evolving narrative grounded in its reverence for nature.

Gretta Johnson:
Rites of Spring, 2020
Watercolor and wax pastel on paper
14.0 × 11.0 inches /