New Beginnings: Art of Discovery and Resilience
works by Christopher Johnson
June 7 - 30 | Opening Reception / Meet the artist: Friday, June 7 / 5-8pm
My collection represents the journey of embarking back into the world of art and serves as a powerful means of self-expression and healing. Each work is a story or compilation capturing the nuances of how I felt growing through realized sexual trauma, acknowledging my sexuality, maturing into fatherhood, and my developing science career. Through my work, I navigate the complex terrain of identity, resilience, and vulnerability by sharing my experiences and emotions. I aim to foster empathy, empower others, and contribute to a broader conversation about the LGBTQ+ community and the lasting effects of trauma. Ultimately, my art serves as a testament to the strength and resilience of those who have faced adversity and emerged as stronger people.
My artistic practice involves the versatile use of acrylic paints, often combined with unconventional mediums like construction, post-consumer, and natural materials. This innovative approach allows you to explore textures, layers, and depth in your artwork, transcending traditional boundaries.
Grant support provided by:
3S Artspace is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Funded in part by a grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation - Rutman Family Fund.