Anna Elise Johnson: INNER WORKINGS opens Nov. 19 at CWFA



Saturday, November 19th from 5pm – 8pm
Cris Worley Fine Arts 1845 Levee St. #110 Dallas, TX 75207 214-745-1415 Cris Worley,
Cris Worley Fine Arts is proud to announce our first solo exhibition with, Anna Elise Johnson, entitled Inner
Workings. An opening reception for the artist will be held at the gallery, Saturday, November 19th, from 5-8pm.
The show will run through Saturday, December 31st.
Anna Elise Johnson’s three-dimensional collages utilize photographs of political, economic, and diplomatic
meetings to create small-scale, mise-en-scéne containing ambiguous, but striking narratives with characters
frozen in time. Delicate mists of spray paint, photography and India ink, suspended in a box of clear acrylic,
capture a chaotic stillness between figures that are defined by the void that their absence creates. It is unclear if these moments represent the past, present, or act as directive to the future political accounts. Both personal and broader social implications appear in Johnson ‘s work; here she examines the impact of our world leaders’ decisions and how one navigates this ambiguous and complex terrain.
Anna Elise Johnson currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She was a prestigious Core Fellow at the
Glassell School of Art in Houston, TX from 2012 to 2014. Johnson received an MFA at The University of Chicago and a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis. She was granted an artist-in-residence at the Tottenham Hale International Studios in London, England, and was an artist’s assistant to Julie Mehretu. Johnson has been featured in over twenty group exhibitions throughout the nation, as well as internationally, in India, at the University of Chicago’s Delhi Center, in Slovenia, and multiple times in Germany, her birth country. She has also had solo exhibitions in Chicago, IL, Berlin, Germany, and at the Blaffer Museum in Houston, TX.
Anna Elise Johnson
Inner Workings, 2016
23 x 36 x 2 inches
acrylic, resin, archival digital prints, graphite, enamel paint
Anna Elise Johnson
Tête-à-tête, 2015
15 x 12 x 5 inches, diptych
acrylic, resin, archival digital print, spray paint

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