WHAT PEOPLE WRITE
Bessie Buchholz | Edmonton
What seems most admirable about the work of Gordon Johnston ( and his team of crafts people ) is the clarity, fresh innovation, detail and humility -
all in very short supply
in today's art world.
Dale Nigel Goble | Duncan, BC
I have been seeing Gordon in various capacities for over 25 years - his framing is where this guy shines. His countless talents, manifold interests and accomplishments crowns him as one of the most influential
and frame-designers in Canada.
Grateful and lucky to know and have him!
Perry Day | Calgary
If Artists have done their work right, it will complel one to focus on what they have done.
Beyond their work is a narrow domain that belongs to a different kind of Artist entirely; the framer, - and if that Artist has done their job right, it will compel one to not take notice of what he or her has done. It takes awhile until you notice the sublime beauty of their frames, as the Art
always comes first with these fine people of AAI.
"When I was looking at his work;, the craftsmanship and his artistic production, it all felt like research for his curiosity - a way of expressing his own vision on what felt needed to be done or committed to.
I love that bravery of going exactly where he wants to go without confronting what was going on elsewhere - in other framing shops or Studios - at that moment.
Gordon always manages that balance between curiosity - or the sharpness of his observation - and his empathy to the craft and to the art itself."
Julien Bishop, Calgary
Takashi Murakami, Panda, 2022.
Jill Stanton, Prototype, Tempra on Paper. 2022
"OH the Finesse of your Detail"
Deborah Worsfold, Artist
"This Sweet and Sensitive Framing"
Dana Holst, Artist
"'These Frames', they're beautiful works of Art on their Own."
Diane Peitsch, Artist
"...thank you for making my Art look Amazing!! I am very very grateful!! AiyHiy.
Melissa-Jo Belcourt Moses, Indigenous Arts Curator, Art Gallery of Alberta
Danny Ross, Manager Business | Edmonton Arts Council
Friends of the University Hospital, Collections
Louis Vuitton, Edmonton
Louis Vuitton, Naples, Florida. USA
Scotia Bank Wealth Management, Fine Art Collections
Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton
Ron + Dorothy Triffo Collection
Alex Janvier Art Gallery, Slave Lake, Alberta
Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton
Alberta Legislature, Premier's Portrait Gallery
City of Edmonton, Indigenous Collections
Kaye Edmonton Clinic, Dr. Rowland + Muriel Haryett Collection
Dale Nigel Goble, British Columbia
Lois Hole Hospital for Women, Edmonton
Alberta Investment Management Corporation | AIMCo Collection
Dean + Shannon Freeman Collection
Katz Entertainment Group
CBM LAW, LLP
MacEwan University, Allard Hall | Brenda Draney Trapline Series
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Kalaman + Demetriou / Art Consultancy | Toronto
Henry Geldzahler, Southampton, NY
Kasian Architecture, Edmonton
Jennifer Buchanan Interior Design
John + Maggie Mitchell
Edmonton Public Schools
Alberta Foundation of the Arts