November 1, 2014 - April 11, 2015
Scott Johnson is well known for his work with a wide range of materials and for his thought-provoking sculptural installations. MUTE EARTH will explore the complex relationship between modes of representation and perception with regard to landscape and architectural space. The installations presented as part of this exhibition are the result of Johnson's literary research, experimentation with new materials and direct observation of natural phenomena and cultural artifacts, places, and structures. A Colorado native, Johnson incorporated regional phenomena and elements of the Colorado landscape into his conceptual threads for the works in this exhibition. Johnson describes his inspiration for this exhibition in the following way, "Lately I've been thinking about the indifference of dirt, salt, and other things elemental. Focusing on materials, processes and methods, MUTE EARTH consists of a series of sculptures and images that explore this curiosity".