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Moody Gallery will present an exhibition of drawings by Lucas Johnson. Johnson has been represented by Moody Gallery for 40 years, beginning in 1975 when the gallery opened. In addition to the 12 solo exhibitions at the gallery during his lifetime, Drawings 1987-1997 marks the gallery's third exhibition of his work since his death in 2002.
This exhibition includes a selection of drawings from The Estuary Series, which portrays real and imagined water creatures as well as his portrait series that started from the phenomenon of rural American militias during the late 1980s and early 1990s and was expanded to other character studies. A devoted fisherman who studied marine biology at the University of California, Johnson's drawings of aquatic life seem at once carefully observed and fantastically surreal. Johnson's pure lines and explosive ink washes give beautiful form to his admiration of nature and his deep humanism.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through August 8.