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Dr. DAVID JOHNSON: Counterpoint
Featured Artist Exhibition —March 30-April 25, 2021
Artist Reception: Saturday, April 10, 1-4 pm
In music, counterpoint is the relationship between musical lines (or voices) which are harmonically interdependent yet independent. Similarly, in works of art, interest is created with those details that seem independent from the harmony of the whole. David Johnson is skilled at creating those “counterpoints” in his beautiful yet functional woodworking art, combining common woods with exotic, dark and dramatic with light and calming, live edge with hard edge.
But it’s been a long road for him. After fifteen years as an ER doctor, he suffered a stroke.
“Since then, speech has been a very difficult way for me to communicate. But my hands work fine, and I've learned to express myself through my woodworking. I started with cutting boards and small trays, and now enjoy making small tables and other small pieces of furniture. I enjoy studying a piece of wood to see what it tells me about what it is going to be.”
Johnson is now an accomplished woodworker with a large following for his craft.
“I have developed a feel for grain, color and texture of the wood I am working with. My favorite part of making the pieces is the finishing bringing out the grain and color of the wood and highlighting special features of each piece with turquoise and other finishes. I enjoy working with exotic woods, combining them in patterns of color and grain.”
Counterpoint features new table designs in exotic woods, along with David’s recognizable colorful cutting boards, trays and candle holders. For this show he has added handcrafted bottle stoppers and steel and wood handle pizza cutters. Each piece is unique and meant to be both functional and beautiful.
The artists' reception will be celebrated with fellowship and Covid-safe refreshments on Saturday, April 10 from 1-4 p.m. The number of people in the gallery at one time will be limited to Covid restrictions in effect.