EZRA JOHNSON . . . has a sweet, fleeting, lyrical and ultimately very compelling, painterly to the extreme – low-fi animation looping in the FREIGHT+VOLUME project room. I can’t remember a sound track – but I remember standing motionless – as it kept turning unexpected corners. titled ‘Five Kinds of Light’ – it’s up through Jan 14, 2012.
it begins with a guitar player . . .
bathed in dramatic light – flickering between abstraction and substance.
then somehow you’ve found it’s become a pick-up truck and a group of people . . .
which morphs into a wonderful ‘cosmic’ tunnel . . . that becomes, train tracks. and it is suddenly, for the moment, sharp, and linear. . .
turning into . . . a stairway. to heaven ? or just a mosaic-like residence ? and lands . . . though not finally – in a courtyard surrounded by multiple dwellings, rising up around — a tree.
EZRA JOHNSON – ‘FIVE KINDS OF LIGHT’.
Dec 10, 2011 – Jan 14, 2012
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH