By: RACHEL NUNER
As part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series, the department of fine arts of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts will welcome artist and photographer David Johnson.
Johnson will give his lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2 in the Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall located across from the bookstore in IU South Bend’s Northside Hall.
“Your Walls Aren’t That White,” is the title of one of Johnson’s many projects. He has worked on countless contemporary art projects and portfolios throughout his photography career and plans to discuss some of these projects during his visit at IUSB.
Johnson will specifically speak about three projects that study physical space, community and individuality through varying photographic methods.
Johnson takes advantage of any opportunity to discuss his own photos and photography in general.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to spend some time with the photography students at IUSB and also share my work with the community,” he said. “I think it’s vital for students to see and understand how different artists think and work.”
Johnson received an MFA in visual art from Washington University in St. Louis, and earned his BFA in studio art with an emphasis in photography from Texas Christian University.
While at Washington University, Johnson studied under the same mentor as IUSB’s own Susan Moore, department chair for fine arts. Moore was the first to suggest Johnson for the Visiting Artist Lecture Series.
Johnson’s photographs have been exhibited internationally and are on display in Missouri, Oregon, Illinois and Texas, in the United States. Today, Johnson is a Lecturer at Washington University in Saint Louis and at Saint Louis University.
The lecture is free to IUSB students, staff and faculty, and costs $3 for the public. The lecture is expected to last no longer than two hours.