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Drawing and painting works of Kathryn Jill Johnson featured in Joan Derryberry Gallery


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Kathryn Jill Johnson’s drawings are informed by psychoanalytic theory, symbolist poetry, and absurdist humor.

Published Tuesday Mar 27, 2018

Works by artist Kathryn Jill Johnson will be featured in Tennessee Tech’s Joan Derryberry Art Gallery April 2 - 26, with a gallery talk by the artist scheduled for April 26 at 4:30 p.m.

Johnson’s drawings are informed by psychoanalytic theory, symbolist poetry, and absurdist humor. Each work has a “cast of characters,” images in flattened landscapes or ambiguous spaces. These vignettes are Johnson’s way of investigating what makes people be the way they are.

Johnson received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida.She is currently associate professor of painting and drawing at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She has exhibited nationally and throughout the southeast, including group exhibitions at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, University of Montevallo, the ARC Gallery in Chicago and the Huntsville Museum of Art. She has mounted solo exhibitions at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Berea College, and William Woods University, among others.

The Joan Derryberry Art gallery is located in the Roaden University Center at 1000 N. Dixie Ave.

This exhibit and event are sponsored by the Center Stage series, which is made possible by Tech’s general education fund. It is free and open to the public.

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