Hanging out, drinking delicious coffee, talking about art… ahhhh, that’s the life! Well, that IS the life at least for an hour or so each month at the Dunedin Fine Art Center’s Coffee and Conversation series. Enjoy coffee (Presented by the Sterling Society of DFAC) and insights as each month’s invited guest holds forth on their own area of expertise. Admission to these relaxed talks is $5 and is FREE to current DFAC members.
Thursday, December 14th, 2023 at 12 noon
The series welcomes artist Ezra Johnson
Ezra Johnson, Associate Professor of Painting & Drawing at USF, will discuss his work’s evolution over the past twenty years. His work centers around painting but includes investigations into sculpture and animation. He will discuss his background and development as an artist, processes involved in creation as well as what inspires the imagery that he works with.
Ezra Johnson is a painter based in Tampa Florida. Born in 1975 in Wenatchee, Washington. He received an MFA from Hunter College in New York in 2006 and a BFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2000. Johnson’s painting practice often expands into animation and sculpture. Interested in experimenting with colour, form and surface his work takes a playful, energetic approach to serious subject matter.
Johnson has exhibited at many prestigious museums such as the Nerman Museum of Art in Kansas, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Site Santa Fe Biennial, the ICA in Philadelphia, as well as gallery exhibitions, nationally and internationally. Johnson is represented by Freight + Volume Gallery in New York and Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami. Johnson is an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of South Florida.