American Still Life is the name of a new series by Chicago-based painter Pamela Johnson. Huge canvases (many are five to six feet in height) of massed comfort food flaunt our culture back at us; mass consumption is not only comfort, but the way we live. Yet, Johnson is so skilled that the heaps of ice cream sandwiches, Pop Tarts and cupcakes do not repel, but do offer a sort of soothing nostalgia that too often carries over to the present. The more we consume, the more we make ourselves, and everything around us, sick.
Artist: Pamela Michelle Johnson
Ice Cream Sandwiches