Angela Johal

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Angela  Johal Convergence No.1
Acrylic polymer on canvas   2016
48 x 60 in
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JOHA12360
Angela  Johal Converging Colour No.3 Converging Colour No.3
Acrylic polymer on canvas   2018
48 x 60 in
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JOHA12361
Angela  Johal Diamond Series No.7
Acrylic polymer on canvas   2018
24 x 144 in
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JOHA12362
Angela  Johal Emanations No.12
Acrylic polymer on canvas   2017
48 x 60 in
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JOHA12363
Angela  Johal Euphonic Colour No.6
Acrylic polymer on canvas  
48 x 60 in
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JOHA12364
Angela  Johal Falling From Above
Acrylic polymer on canvas   2017
36 x 48 in
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JOHA12365
Angela  Johal Polychromatic Scale No.3
Acrylic polymer on canvas   2018
48 x 48 in
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JOHA12366
Angela  Johal Shooting Star No.1
Acrylic polymer on canvas   2016
48 x 60 in
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JOHA12359
Angela  Johal Variations On A Theme No.1
Acrylic polymer on canvas   2018
48 x 180 in
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JOHA12367
Angela  Johal Variations On A Theme No.2 Variations On A Theme No.2
Acrylic polymer on canvas   2017
48 x 60 in
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JOHA12368
Angela  Johal Variations On A Theme No.3
Acrylic polymer on canvas   2018
48 x 60 in
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JOHA12369
Angela  Johal Variations On A Theme No.4
Acrylic polymer on canvas   2018
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JOHA12370
Angela  Johal Variations On A Theme No.7
Acrylic polymer on canvas   2018
48 x 60 in
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JOHA12371
Angela  Johal Variations On A Theme No.8
Acrylic polymer on canvas   2018
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JOHA12372
Angela  Johal You Hear the Colours No.2
Acrylic polymer on canvas   2016
48 x 60 in
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JOHA12373
Angela  Johal You Hear the Colours No.3
Acrylic polymer on canvas   2016
48 x 60 in
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JOHA12374
Angela  Johal You Hear the Colours No.4
Acrylic polymer on canvas   2016
48 x 60 in
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JOHA12375

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Angela  Johal

Angela Johal

Angela Johal Statement

C h r o m e s t h e t i c  A r t

I want my paintings to breathe using beautiful geometric shapes that suggest the infinite and for them to be understood by all peoples and languages.

In my X Series I paint with bold, striped, diagonal bands which forces illusionistic space out of my painting. I want the flatness of the painting, color and geometric shapes to be the subject. In school I was taught to establish one focal point, stay away from the edges as not to take the viewer off, and never paint with two's or even numbers, but honestly, I break each of these rules in most of my work. In this series, I divide a rectangular space in four even quadrants, put an X in the center, push the eye outwards and off the edge into infinity with the kinetic rhythm of diagonal bands of color.

In the Rite of Passage Series the ten concentric circular bands mark the passage of time that recalls the past and suggests movement toward a future state. The viewer becomes not the passive onlooker, but integral to the piece where the directional selection reflects the viewer's state whether mental, emotional, spiritual or physical. The viewer may ascend or descend, receive or surrender.

Music plays an essential part in my painting process. I select the music to go with each painting and I simply cannot paint without music. Music, like painting reaches within to react directly upon the emotions.  Color vibrates for me on the canvas just like music does in my ears.  When I paint, I do not distinguish between what I hear and what I see, it's like a blending of the senses, a Chromesthetic experience where heard sounds evoke an experience of color on the canvas.

The Diamond Series has a regular geometric pattern suggestive of the rhythm of musical notes where sound is projected and is represented by the angular geometric shapes emanating from those notes.

In the Polychromatic Scale paintings there is a gradual color change in the polygon shapes which echoes polychromatic music where you hear much more than the standard chromatic scale with the use of electronic keyboards.

Initially, I work out my compositions with pencil in hand and transfer this sketch to the canvas. I then select the music and allow the paint colors to be selected intuitively and in a random manner. It is interesting how the same color can appear completely different when placed next to others and how each color added changes the entire painting. I find that when regular color patterns are applied, the viewer finishes looking at the painting way too quickly where if colors are painted randomly, the viewer is really never done looking.

I believe that by incorporating music into painting, that the usual negative thoughts and emotions that can literally spill into a painting are washed away and that the calming order of geometric shapes and the random, intuitive expression of color in my paintings are meant to bring joy and peace to the viewer.

Angela Johal Resumé

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2018    Angela Johal:  Painting, Clorox Building Lobby, Oakland, CA

            Curated by Slate Art Consulting, Oakland, CA

            Chromesthetic Geometrics: Bay Area Metro Center First Floor Atrium Lobby       

             In partnership with SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017    Slate Contemporary Hall Gallery: New Geometrics Exhibit, Oakland, CA

2016    101 Second St. Lobby, San Francisco, CA

2015    Accumulations: Collages by Angela Johal + Sculptures by Bean Finneran,

            SLATE Contemporary, Oakland, CA

2014    Beyond Consumerism: The Body Speaks, Grand Theatre Center for the Arts,

            Tracy, CA

2013    The Body Speaks & Emanations, Figurehead Gallery, Livermore, CA

            Firehouse Arts Center PAL featured artist, Pleasanton, CA

            Found Objects, Assemblages & Collages, Wente Vineyards Estate Winery,

            Livermore, CA

2012    The Art of Collage, Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton, CA

2011    Intersecting Color, Bankhead Theater Founder’s Room, CA

2010    Abstracted, Cuda Ridge Winery, Livermore, CA

            Falling Color, Wente Vineyards Estate Winery, Livermore, CA

            Converging Lines, Bankhead Theater Gallery, Livermore, CA

            Geometrics, Bankhead Theater Founder’s Room, Livermore, CA

2009    Gemstones Abstracted, Wild Vine Art Gallery, Livermore, CA

2008    Square Series, Wild Vine Art Gallery, Livermore, CA

            Abstract View: Rocks, Feathers & Butterflies, Bankhead Theater Gallery,

            Livermore, CA

2006    Eucalyptus Abstracts, Artspace Gallery, Livermore, CA

            Land & Sky, Wente Vineyards Estate Winery, Livermore, CA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2018     SFMOMA Artists Gallery Benefit Sale, San Francisco, CA

             Susan Street Fine Art Gallery, Solana Beach, CA

             Jules Place: Art For Living Gallery, Boston, MA

             Slate Editions exhibition with Slate artists, Batch showroom, San Francisco, CA

             Slate Contemporary Hall Gallery: Holiday Show, Oakland, CA

             Khrome Studios, San Francisco, CA

2017    Jules Place: Art for Living Gallery: Bountiful, Boston, Massachusetts

            Slate Art Consulting: Tahoe Installation, Martis Camp, CA

            Slate Art Consulting: Pacific Heights Installation, San Francisco, CA

            Slate Contemporary: Philartropy, Oakland, CA

            Firehouse Arts Center: Along the Lines, Pleasanton, CA

            Khrome Studios, 101 Henry Adams St., San Francisco, CA

2016    Graphic Impulse, Slate Contemporary, Oakland, CA

            Abstract Women, San Ramon Valley Conference Center, San Ramon, CA

            G2 Insurance, 140 New Montgomery St., San Francisco, CA

            Khrome Studios, 101 Henry Adams St., San Francisco, CA

            Art Market SF, SLATE Artist, San Francisco, CA

            SLATE Selections, SLATE contemporary, Oakland, CA

            Aspen Leaf Interiors Design Studio & Gallery, Truckee, CA

            SFMOMA Artist’s Gallery Benefit Sale, San Francisco, CA

2015    Art Market SF, SLATE Artist, San Francisco, CA

            Martis Camp, SLATE Art Consulting, Lake Tahoe, CA

            Gallery 85 Selections, Gallery 85, San Jose, CA

            Emanations, Lumen Gallery, Capitola, CA

2014    Color Charts, SLATE contemporary, Oakland, CA

            Recycled & Repurposed, San Ramon Valley Conference Center,

            San Ramon, CA

            Art Co-opted, Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, Tracy, CA

            Group Show, ASK.com offices, 555 12th St. Oakland, CA

            Angela Johal and Dave Meeker, Tribune Tower Window, Oakland, CA

            SLATE Selections, SLATE contemporary, Oakland, CA

            Figurehead Gallery Artists, Livermore, CA

            Emanations, Lumen Gallery, Capitola, CA

2013    Art Co-opted, Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, Tracy, CA

            Transported, Gary Francis Gallery, Alameda, CA

            2D3D Works with Juror Rene de Guzman, 2nd place award, LH Horton Jr. Gallery,

            Stockton, CA

            Women, Linus Galleries, Los Angeles, CA

            East Bay Open Studios Preview Show, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

            Emanations, Lumen Gallery, Capitola, CA

            Fresh Works, Juror Elizabeth Kathleen Mitchell, Harrington Gallery, Pleasanton, CA

            Transport: Where Do We Go From Here Member’s Show, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA

            Expressions, 1st & 2nd place mixed media, Tracy, CA

2012    Art Co-opted, Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, Tracy, CA

            East Bay Open Studios, Pro Arts, Jack London Square artists, Oakland, CA

            Beauty…It’s Not Pretty, Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, National Juried

             Exhibition, Juror Kris Kuksi, Tracy, CA

             East Bay Open Studios Preview Show, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

             Fresh Works, Harrington Gallery, Juror Kim Anno, Pleasanton, CA

             Courage, Member’s Show, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

             The 4 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, & Regrow, Expressions Gallery, Berkeley, CA

             Off The Wall, Figurehead Gallery, Livermore, CA

             Comrades In Art, Bankhead Gallery, Livermore, CA

             Spring Art Show, Best of Show award, Livermore, CA

             Expressions Selections, Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, Tracy, CA

             Expressions, 1st place mixed media, Tracy, CA

2011    Grand Opening, Figurehead Gallery, Livermore, CA

            Fresh Works, Harrington Gallery, Pleasanton, CA

            The Essential Nude, Bothwell Arts Center, Livermore, CA

             Spring Art Show Selections, City of Livermore Gallery, City Hall, Livermore, CA

             Expressions, 1st place collage, Tracy, CA

             Expressions Selections, Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, Tracy, CA

2010    2D3D Color & Design, National Juried Exhibition, Juror SFMOMA Curator,

            LH Horton Jr. Gallery, Stockton, CA

            What Lies Above, Beneath & Through, merit award, Linda Ryan Fine Art Gallery,

            Livermore, CA

            Ekphrasis, a Poetic Response to Art, Livermore, CA

            Poetry, Prose and Arts, Pleasanton, CA

            The Essential Nude, Bothwell Arts Center, Livermore, CA

            First At the Firehouse, Harrington Gallery, Pleasanton, CA

            East Bay Figurative, Linda Ryan Fine Art Gallery, Livermore, CA

2009    Museum on Main Group Show, Pleasanton, CA

            Expressions, Tracy, CA

            At the Mission Adobe, Pleasanton, CA

            The Essential Nude, merit award, Livermore, CA

2008    Art in the Vineyard, Wente Vineyards Estate Winery, Livermore, CA

            Member’s Showcase 2008, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

            Expressions, 1st place watercolor, Tracy, CA

            At the Mission Adobe, Pleasanton, CA

2007    Ekphrasis, a Poetic Response to Art, Big White House Winery, Livermore, CA

            Featured Artists, Artspace Gallery, CA

 

EDUCATION

 

1985    Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (B.F.A.) in Painting, Magna Cum Laude,

            San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

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