'An Artist's Changing View' opens at Elmhurst Art Museum

  • Work by Elmhurst Artists' Guild member Terrance Johnson, such as "Beside Myself," will be featured in a solo exhibit at the Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum through Sept. 7.

    Work by Elmhurst Artists' Guild member Terrance Johnson, such as "Beside Myself," will be featured in a solo exhibit at the Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum through Sept. 7. Courtesy of Terrance Johnson

 
By Terri Shimkus
Elmhurst Artists’ Guild
Updated 8/14/2018 12:03 PM

The Elmhurst Artists' Guild will play host to "An Artist's Changing View," a solo exhibit featuring original paintings and mixed media art by Terrance Johnson.

Johnson is a largely self-taught artist who refuses to be categorized as having one type of artistic style. Instead, he embraces the evolving nature of his work, which has moved through disparate phases over time as the artist and the world around him have changed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"I jokingly told my friend that I thought of myself as a 'Distortionist," Johnson said. "My works always begin with figurative images, classical or contemporary, and lead to some kind of distortion, often dictated by the act of painting itself …"

His artistic influences include his background in the theater, the digital age, and even his interest in Buddhism.

An opening reception with the artist will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The show runs through Sept. 7.

The Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery hours at the Elmhurst Art Museum are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors. Admission is free for art guild and art museum members and students and children younger than 18.

All visitors are admitted free on the first Friday of each month. More information is available at elmhurstartistsguild.org and www.elmhurstartmuseum.org.

The EAG gallery is nonprofit, operated by the Elmhurst Artists' Guild. It features contemporary artworks in a variety of styles and media.

In addition to four member shows each year, the guild hosts exhibitions of individual members' artwork and invitational shows for significant local artists. Exhibits are partially supported by grants from the Illinois Arts Council.

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