June 20 – July 6, 2019
Highlighting his typographic paintings and prints, Ben Johnston’s Forever Forever works are a composition of cheeky and nuanced sayings, mottos, and ideas in which he combines text with city aesthetic. Works presented in the show include original paintings, prints, and a mural on the gallery’s front building. Currently residing in Toronto, Johnston grew up in South Africa and has traveled internationally which influences his aesthetic and ideas. Some of the locations of his murals in Toronto include, the Drake General Store and the Distillery District. Johnston has worked with high end clientele such as Nike, Chevrolet, and Google. Launched in July 2018, the Yorkville gallery is the first Canadian outpost for the international brand.