in an age where over-saturation is the gold standard, it's refreshing to stumble upon an artist who is almost hidden from the web's ever reaching long tentacles. artists have so many outlets, avenues and vessels to showcase their work, which in no way is a bad thing. but sometimes it's a real treat to see talent that isn't everywhere.
so when i recently found monica johnson's work through the jack fischer gallery, i was intrigued. jack fischer gallery is really the only place one can find monica's work. so it was only natural that i was taken w/ her work. anything that is interesting, thought provoking and elusive and i'm sold, hook, line and sinker. i mean who isn't?
monica's work is a range of chalkboards, drawings, embroidery, gouache and the list doesn't stop there. monica's sense of humor is unexpected and well done in her work. it's what initially drew me in. her beautifully drawn, childlike limerick on a chalkboard made me smile. her style and technique is what kept me. at the moment monica is at pratt working on an mfa in painting. her work continues to grow and expand. so the web may not have swallowed her whole yet, but i do believe we will be seeing more of monica. at least i hope so. any interest in her work should be directed to the jack fischer gallery.