On the Road Sketches

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AdrianJohnston_OTR12_Ink
AdrianJohnston_OTR07_Ink
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AdrianJohnston_OTR08_Ink
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AdrianJohnston_OTR03_Ink
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AdrianJohnston_OTR05_Ink
AdrianJohnston_OTR06_Ink
AdrianJohnston_OTR09_Ink
AdrianJohnston_OTR10_Ink
AdrianJohnston_OTR11_Ink
AdrianJohnston_OTR13_Pencil
AdrianJohnston_OTR14_Pencil
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Shadow

These sketches are pigment ink, graphite, pen and collage on paper, literally playing on the title “On the Road,” as landscapes of figures on expanses of pavement. Alternately, these solitary figures in a paved and demarcated life ask us whether it is or not a “small world.” The paintings intend to harbor the character of traditional Chinese landscape painting, where there is no discernible horizon line, and where the human figure is often dwarfed in a monochromatic swirl of dots, dashes, and lines.