Solo exhibition of works by Ezra Johnson on view at Arts+Leisure

Arts+Leisure is presenting Ezra Johnson’s new solo exhibition, Angry Sea. For this exhibition, Johnson has created an animation representing the brain in a state of anger, displayed alongside several small-scale paintings. Accompanying the exhibition is a full-color, limited edition artist’s book, available for sale. Over the course of his career, Johnson has refined his characteristic approach to the medium of animation, developing a practice in which hundreds, even thousands, of painted cells merge to create a fantastical, dreamlike world that is both ethereal and suggestive yet viscerally physical. His work undermines the linearity traditionally associated with animation—everything is in constant flux, and the intense materiality and expressiveness of his technique carries a narrative of its own. Angry Sea functions as an analogy for an irritated human brain, and

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