ON VIEWKRISTINA JOHNSON: I’M AS OLD AS MY TONGUE AND A LITTLE OLDER THAN MY TEETH
Artist Kristina Johnson unveils her latest body of work in I’m as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth. At some point in life, we’ve all experienced moments of yearning for something we couldn’t quite reach, convinced that obtaining it would bring meaning and fulfillment in our lives. Johnson’s artwork abstracts the complexities of desire. She holds a pensive gaze towards the exploitation of eroticism, imparted by a developed approach towards the human form and an expressionist style. Johnson’s paintings on yupo portray the manic fluency found within a range of intimate moments. I’m as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth integrates materials collected from her past and present, seamlessly combining her interdisciplinary studio art practice with "the melancholy of the antique world,” as famously quoted by novelist Gustave Flaubert. In essence, this show is a reflection on cruel optimism.
ART WEEK EVENT
Celebrate the opening of Kristina Johnson’s new body of work. Guests are invited to explore the exhibition and Waiting Room’s newest addition, backroom, a unique gift shop featuring local and national artists.
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Image: Kristina Johnson. untitled, 2023. Deck of cards. Courtesy of the artist.
Kristina Johnson. i’m as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth, 2023. Watercolor on yupo. Courtesy of the artist.