“Outskirts” by Doug Johnson and Ann E. Coulter is on view at Artspace 304 from November 18 – Decembe
304 W Walnut St
“Outskirts” by Doug Johnson and Ann E. Coulter is on view at Artspace 304 from November 18 – December 23. In “Outskirts,” Johnson and Coulter channel their location of central Illinois, exploring the landscape of the Midwest through different styles of painting. Coulter’s nature-based paintings and drawings are intricately detailed, allowing the viewer to become immersed in wooded areas. Johnson’s landscapes investigate the complexity of color and light across Midwest pains and townscapes. Their focus and styles complement each other, creating a powerful visual experience of Midwestern landscape.
Ann E. Coulter shares what drives her choices: “With a life-long appreciation for the subtle landscapes of the Midwest, my nature-based paintings and drawings are explorations of the rich and detailed beauty that comes with carefully looking at the world around me. In an effort to grasp such overwhelming places, I focus on a closer look, providing me with the opportunity to be deeply immersed and connected with my surroundings. The revelations that result from this practice are always surprising and thought provoking.”
Shedding light on his work, Douog Johnson states: “The process of painting is central to my studio practice and these artworks serve as a reflection and exploration of my deeply rooted Midwestern experience. For me, the process of creation provides an opportunity for the exploration of place, to investigate the complexity of color and light, to express sometimes complex feelings, and to shine a metaphorical light in the darkness.”
Join us for a meet and greet with the artists at the opening reception on Saturday, November 18 from 3-5pm in the Artspace 304 Gallery.
Artspace 304 is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12-5 pm. Parking is available in the First Christian Church parking lot, located on W Monroe St and S University Ave in Carbondale, IL. For more information on exhibitions and events, please visit artspace304.org.