Jan Lee Johnson
18th May until 6th July 2021
A solo exhibition of paintings prints and drawings exploring history, intrigues and scandal using narrative subject matter through artefacts, landscapes and portraits.
The ‘backstories’ of Jackie O’s archived clothes, the English idyll of the young Romanovs, the scandal of Lady Isabel Burton’s legacy and death are some of the themes explored, imagined and revealed in paint and compelling research.
“ Laden with confidence and colour, her paintings seduce and lure us in through masterful brush marks, teasing us to piece together a constellation of visual clues and interpret each specific tale. And Lee Johnson really can paint – her techniques, her unique paint marks and use of colour and texture ...........place her in the rarified company of the likes of Peter Doig and Dexter Dalwood.......”
Anna McNay, writer, Art Quarterly.