Exhibit: March 3 - March 31, 2012
Gallery Hours: 11am-6pm, Tuesday – Saturday
Robert Berman Gallery presents DIFFUSION, an intimate collection of photographs by photographer Sharon Johnson-Tennant. In this collection of vibrant yet soothing photographs the viewer is taken to her personal visual escape of Los Angeles. This composed, yet organic series incorporates works from India, Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, Malibu, and a large portion from Block Island, R.I. where Johnson-Tennant spent her childhood summers. The images carry an ethereal quality reflecting a diffusion of light and sky combining the surreal and bucolic. DIFFUSION exhibits the artist’s intuition while showing a natural sense of harmony in their composition balanced by a sense of color and symmetry.
Johnson-Tennant received her B.F.A. from Skidmore College and continued with graduate studies in Color Theory and the Science of Color at N.Y.U. Johnson-Tennant had a long career in New York City as both a Fashion and Textile designer. This experience included hands-on technical experience in dye labs and textile studios worldwide, which helped her render different perspectives of color as her eye became more finely tuned. In 1993, Sharon Johnson-Tennant moved to Los Angeles, with her four children (including a set of triplets) in five years. Needing to reconnect to her creative side, she picked up a camera and while raising four babies, took technical photography classes, and never saw the world the same again.
Sharon Johnson-Tennant’s critical acclaim has come in the form of more than 12 awards, including second place in the Julia Margaret Cameron award. She has been juried into four different shows, picked up on international Nikon websites and has been published in several magazines, such as National Geographic Traveler and PDN. Sharon was also penned as one of the “Five Notable Photographers” last year in Fabrik magazine. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.