The Johnson’s

1992

Oil, encaustic, gold leaf and copper on canvas

48 x
66
in

$ 16,000

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About the Artwork

“This painting resulted from a 5 year immersive stint documenting snake handling churches in Appalachia.
The years were 1989-1994.

Snake handlers unique—and somewhat dangerous manner of worship is inspired by three verses taken from
the Bible’s book of Mark:

16 “He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved;
but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.”

About the artist

“I’m in my early sixties and grew up on the Bowery, back when it was in a state of glorious decay, rife with hookers, winos, dope fiends and flop houses. I have spent the last three decades documenting sub-cultures as diverse as snake handlers in West Virginia to Furries at their conventions.
These experiences and others have informed my visual vocabulary to execute thought-provoking and compelling work in both paint and video.

I am not an art world insider; like the sub-cultures I explore, I have remained on the margins. I have had a number of shows in New York, and Toronto and various art fairs throughout Europe”

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