Gary Johns characterizes himself as an observer and recorder of the world in which he lives. His artwork reflects his interest in the decay and detritus that surrounds all of us. Johns finds beauty in what many people overlook. It can be in the form of a photograph, a torn poster, or all kinds of unimaginable litter found on the street. These elements are “combined” and are the centerpieces for many of his photographic and mixed media collages.
A collaborative project with renowned photographer Greg Gorman, titled Homage, will begin its exhibition tour this summer in Lubeck, Germany. Johns recently exhibited his mixed media work – titled Detritus – at the Holmann Gallery in Palm Desert and will exhibit his work this fall in Hamburg, Germany.
Johns resides in the Echo Park section of Los Angeles for six months of the year. For the months between Memorial Day and Labor Day, he resides in Sherman, New York.
Mr. Johns does not surf.