Announcing CHANNELS: Courtney Johnson | Lisa Kokin | Willie Anne Wright

Courtney Johnson |  Lisa Kokin  |  Willie Anne Wright

Exhibition  |  September 7th – October 20th
Preview Reception + Artist Talks  |  Thursday, September 6th, from 5 – 8pm
Opening Reception  |  Friday, September 7th, from 5 – 9pm

Candela Gallery is pleased to present CHANNELS, a group exhibition featuring photographs and mixed media works by Courtney Johnson, Lisa Kokin, and Willie Anne Wright. The exhibition features three artists whose work evokes a transformative experience; each imbued with elements of salt, filament, or flora to create new forms. 

CHANNELS opens September 7th with an artist reception on September 6th, from 5-8pm and runs through October 20th.

Courtney Johnson, “Badwater Basin 28% salinity,” 2017. 14 x 20 inches
Salted Paper Print with Badwater Basin Water

COURTNEY JOHNSON As in her Lightlure + Cycle of Cities series, Johnson continues to pull at the threads between modern technology and experimental, alternative photographic processes. Through a honed scientific process, Salt is the eponymous product of salted paper prints and salt water from various locations selected across a salinity continuum. Johnson guides the chemistry of the natural materials and their effects on each photograph.

Lisa Kokin, “Best Wishes,” 2001. 69 x 91 inches, Mixed Media, Sewn Collage with Found Photographs

LISA KOKIN Sewn Found Photographs is a collection of photographic tapestries that stand as relics for a time that has long since passed. By literally stitching together vintage photographs of anonymous people, Kokin assembles nostalgic homages, interwoven with themes of identity, familial hierarchy, and social and societal rituals.

 Willie Anne Wright, “The Lovers,” 2016. 11 x 14 inches, Lumen Print

 WILLIE ANNE WRIGHT Crediting Pamela Coleman Smith as a strong spiritual and artistic guide, Wright re-envisions the complete major arcana as a set of photograms. Long enamored with manifesting a supersensory undercurrent in her photographs, Wright’s lumen prints document the blooms from her beloved Brugmansia plant alongside Smith’s tarot cards. Channeling The Tarot conjures an aura not unlike an encapsulated spiritual transcendence.