Professor Johnson Exhibits at Northern Illinois University Art Museum
Professor Andrew Ellis Johnson‘s work “Found No More at All (II)” is part of the group exhibition “Storied References” on view at the Northern Illinois University Art Museum in DeKalb, IL, January 12 through February 26.
Johnson’s drawing references a sculptural work in which a marble millstone was balanced on 144 wine-filled goblets. The circles in the “Found No More” drawings represent the 144 wine glasses that support the millstone, and are drawn with the materials used in the sculpture: blood, wine and ground bone. With their biblical and historical references, the works question the use and abuse of power, collective resistance, and personal transcendence, even in the face of apocalyptic disaster.