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TITLE: Hume's Evidence
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Caroline Law Building. (March-April, 2002)
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TITLE: HOUSTON MIES JOHNSTON
AUTHORS: Alan Johnston, Joseph Masheck and Gavin Morrison
FORMAT: Softcover, perfectbound, 210x175mm
PAGES: 44 (10 image pages)
DESIGN: Scott Masser
RELEASE DATE: November 2007
ISBN: 978 0 9546156 2 8
Alan Johnston is an artist who makes discrete wall drawings using a rhythmical pencil marking to describe a near invisible perimeter or frame on the wall. This project began with a commissioned wall drawing in association with the Core Program upon an interior wall of the Mies van der Rohe designed extension of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 2002.
The associated publication, HOUSTON MIES JOHNSTON, provides a brief conceptual survey of the drawing through texts by the artist; the art & architecture historian, Joseph Masheck; and the project curator, Gavin Morrison. The book incorporates many images of the extension shortly after its completion in 1974 by the architectural photography firm Hedrich-Blessing and is illustrated throughout with detailed images of the drawing and its installation in this iconic building.