“Perhaps the best thing would be for people to examine their own reasons for liking the same stories I do. Maybe that’s enough.”–Larry Johnson
In his work, Los Angeles-based artist Larry Johnson references various media and autobiographical experiences such as advertisements, conversations, and magazine texts. In much the same way as a movie clip, the “scene” authored by the artist in Untitled (I Had Never Seen Anything Like It) is dependent on creating a context of time and space that suggests a larger fiction. Through his use of photography, text, and a modernist color palette, Johnson at once affirms and complicates the nonlinear dynamics of language, his own love of images, and the pervasive influence of Hollywood on the imagination.