Jim Johnson – Alphabet Soup – SOLD

© 2009
edition of 1
22 x 30



“Alphabet Soup” is one of a series of drawings and books based on the Roman alphabet. The word soup appears in the alphabetic ordering of the letters. The letters are given cast shadows in an attempt to imbue the ephemeral with a physical presence. Still, the letters and shadows remain as wispy symbols of seemingly unlimited potential. Language and its use in visual form has been a consistent subject of my work for over 40 years. Sources include Concrete Poetry, the Oulipo, and Intermedia Art in general.

ink & graphite

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Jim was a member of the Painting and Drawing faculty of the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Colorado at Boulder since 1970. He developed the department’s Integrated Media and Computer Imaging programs and was instrumental in developing the Center for Arts, Media and Performance for the ATLAS Institute and served as it’s first Director. Visitors to the Denver Art Museum have likely seen his book/installation, A Thousand Words is in the Denver Art Museum’s Permanent Collection.

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Jim Johnson – Alphabet Soup – SOLD

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