First Major Solo Exhibition for SUNY Broome Photography Instructor in Ten Years
SUNY Broome adjunct instructor JW Johnston’s exhibition “New Work. Old Haunts.” opens First Friday, April 5, at the Orazio Salati Studio and Gallery, 204 State St., on Artists Row in Binghamton. The exhibition runs through May 25. It is Johnston’s first major solo show in more than a decade and encompasses multiple projects that capture natural landscape, social landscape and studies of light, shadow and form.
Johnston’s fine art prints are in a growing number of private, corporate and public collections throughout the eastern U.S. He calls his latest exhibition the “most personally meaningful work” he’s ever done. “These are photographs,” he says, “of places that have enchanted my heart since childhood … places that helped make me what I am.”
An award-winning photographer, Johnston has been an adjunct faculty member since 2005, teaching ART 112: Beginning Photography and ART 146: History of Photography. He also teaches multiple classes through Continuing Education.
His work was selected for the 2017 Southern Tier Biennial and the international exhibition “Abstract Expressions” in Middlebury, Vermont. A WSKG profile of Johnston and his work has aired on public television stations across the country.
JW Johnston grew up in Whitney Point and has lived in his boyhood home since returning to the Southern Tier in 2003. To view more of his work visit www.jwjohnston.com or on Instagram @jwjohnstonfineart.
Orazio Salati Studio & Gallery is also open Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and by appointment.
For more information, JW Johnston can be reached at 607-237-4951 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).