Gallery Two

Celia Johnson + Donald Martiny

September 1 – October 27, 2017

First Friday Gallery Walks:
September 1 + October 6

Paint Process Talk with Celia Johnson + Donald Martiny:
Thursday October 12, 6:30-8:30pm

Join artists Celia Johnson and Donald Martiny for a viewing of their exhibition, Juxtaposition, and an artist talk about their painting processes.


Celia Johnson, Càrnaid

Husband and wife artists, Celia Johnson and Donald Martiny present visually distinct bodies of work that push the limits of their painting mediums. Working with encaustic on panel, Johnson creates seamless color forms whose flat sheen gives little clue to her technical process. Martiny’s monumental brushstroke paintings are created through an innovative process which transforms acrylic paint into sculptural forms. Both artists posses a keen eye for color and a love of paint.

Join us for an Artist Talk with Celia and Donald on Thursday October 12, 6:30-8:30pm.

Martiny, Donald Moder 69Hx44W

Donald Martiny, Moder


Celia Johnson lives and works in Chapel Hill, NC. She received her BFA from the California College of Arts. Her work has been exhibited at venues including Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT; The SAGG, New Berlin, NY; Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI; and The Curator Gallery, NYC. She recently was a resident at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, VA.

Donald Martiny was born in Schenectady, NY in 1953 and currently lives and works in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He studied at the School of the Visual Arts, The Art Students League in New York, New York University and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Museum exhibitions include the FWMoA, Courtauld Institute of Art, Alden B Dow Museum of Art, Falmouth Museum, and the Cameron Art Museum. In 2015 Martiny received a commission from the Durst Organization to create two monumental paintings that are permanently installed in the lobby of One World Trade Center in New York City. In 2015 Martiny received the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts Residency Grant and his work has been featured in the Huffington Post, NPR, Philadelphia Inquirer, VOGUE LIVING |  Australia, New American Paintings | South and Woven Tale Press. Martiny’s work is represented by galleries in Europe, the US and Australia and is collected internationally.