Journal article

Pretty pictures, big stories: Tim Johnson: Painting ideas

I McLean

Eyeline | Eyeline | Published : 2010

Abstract

The exhibition, 'Tim Johnson: Painting Ideas', begins in the early 1970s with Johnson's droll fixation on miniskirts blowin' in the wind, and ends with the sugary spiritualism of his contemporary paintings. The New Wave gives way to the New Age. It is a familiar story but this passage from ironic voyeurism to sweet Enlightenment is as perplexing as ever.

University of Melbourne Researchers