Polly Johnston, The Phenomenon of Painting III, 2018 [Detail]

Polly Johnston, The Phenomenon of Painting III, 2018 [Detail]

 

 

Polly Johnston is a young British artist based in London. The works of this recent Glasgow School of Art graduate are testimony to her investigation into the boundaries between painting and sculpture. What started as a mistake one day in her studio opened the doors to Johnston’s new route of discoveries. Leaving the canvas aside, pouring considerable amounts of viscous paint and letting it run freely onto different surfaces, such as plastic crates or directly onto the wall, allows the artist to create not quite paintings or sculptures, but rather what could be considered sculptural paintings or painterly sculptures.

 

Press Releases

On Painting - Steve Caplin, Augustine Carr, Harriet Florence Farmer, Sally Heywood, Polly Johnston, Arthur Lanyon, Kate Palmer, Sean Scully, James Tailor

14 June - 28 July 2019

No 20 at Galeria Carles Taché - Harry Morgan, Shaun Fraser, Polly Johnston, Keith Roberts, Max Maxwell

13 July - 21 September 2018

 

Exhibition History Highlights

Publications

2019 - On Painting, No 20 Gallery, London

2018 - No 20 at Galería Carles Taché, Barcelona, Spain

          - Art For Cure, Glamhal Hall, Suffolk, United Kingdom

          - Art Pop-Up, Garage Gallery, Aldeburgh, United Kingdom

2017 - Old Jet Exhibition and Open Studios, Old Jet, Suffolk, United Kingdom

          - Shortlisted for, They Had Four Years, 2017, Generator Projects, Dundee, United Kingdom

2016 - The Glasgow School of Art Degree Show, Tontine Building, Glasgow, United Kingdom

          - Art For Cure, Glemham Hall, Suffolk, United Kingdom

          - After Matisse, Tontine Building, Glasgow, United Kingdom

2015 - From Suffolk to Glasgow and back again, Hamish Johnston Fine Cheeses Ltd. Warehouse, Suffolk, United Kingdom

         - Safe and Healthy, McLellan Galleries and Fyfe and Clark Gallery, Glasgow, United Kingdom

2014 - Painting and Printmaking 2nd Year Show, Fyfe and Clark Gallery, Glasgow, United Kingdom

2013 - Cheese and More, The Peter Pears Gallery, Suffolk, United Kingdom

          - The Anna Airy Exhibition, The Waterfront Gallery, The University Campus, Suffolk, United Kingdom

On Painting

Exhibition catalogue 32 pages, fully illustrated in colour 5.8 x 8.3 inches (14.8 x 21 cm)

Click here to download a pdf version of the catalogue

 
Polly Johnston, In Conversation with David Batchelor, 2016 [Detail]

Polly Johnston, In Conversation with David Batchelor, 2016 [Detail]