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Mapping the Arts in Easthampton, Southampton, & Westhampton

Matt Evald Johnson

sculptor, painter

For me, the artmaking process is as much an endeavor of the body as it is one of the mind. Issue and imagery fade behind the event of the art coming-into-being. Manual manipulation at the threshold of achievability is the desirable working condition. No assistants, no excuses, no complaining...just real work accomplishing real tasks. All this eventually leading to a visual entity from which there might be gleaned some elevated perception or momentary amusement.

Matt Johnson, born 2-11-64, bfa painting University of Houston, mfa sculpture Pratt Institue, Exhibited nationally, wife Boni, two kids - Lars and Lana. Teacher of painting, drawing, sculpture, design at several NYC area universities for seven years, now living, working and generally establishing in Easthampton.