‘Everything not saved will be lost’ ~ Jess Johnson at Jack Hanley Gallery



Jess Johnson, Milxyz Wae, 2017. Image via jessjohnson.org    September 7 to October 8, 2017

Jack Hanley Gallery will open its doors to a solo exhibit by New Zealand born, New York based artist Jess Johnson, The exhibit, Everything not saved will be lost, Johnson’s first solo show in the United States, is her colorful and whimsical tour through “infinitely larger worlds” imagined from “1980s science fiction, horror movies, video games and comic books.”  Johnson’s hand-drawn images take viewers into a fictional word of “bat-faced demigods, gargoyles, ever-present worms, and genderless pink humanoids stripped of identifying characteristics” complete with their own language – each piece depicting “complex worlds that combine densely layered patterns, objects and figures within architectural settings.”  A feast for the eye and imagination.

Jess Johnson, Psychic Flesh, 2017. Image via jessjohnson.org

Jess Johnson, Everything not saved will be lost will be on view at Jack Hanley Gallery from September 7 to October 8, 2017, with Opening Reception on September 7th from 6:00-8:00pm.  The Jack Hanley Gallery is located at 327 Broome Street, near Chrystie Street in the Lower East Side.