Devin Lee Johnson and Jennifer Montenegro


Diana Berger Gallery presents Apperception, a two-person exhibition featuring Devin Lee Johnson and Jennifer Montenegro.

Apperception is the process in which the brain references past experiences to make sense of a new one: centering cognitive exploration in visual art. Referencing the Thematic Apperception Test developed in the 1930's, Apperception encourages art interpretation and narrative development by finding familiar shapes, colors and materials while observing art. The artist's work then becomes a tool for self-reflection, and the interpretation, an insight of the psyche. The focus shifts from the artist's intention and onto the viewer's experience. In this new body of work, Johnson and Montenegro approach similar introspective visual conversations where scale, line, color, and material engage the imagination.

Devin Lee Johnson is a Southern California based artist, educator and muralist. He graduated from CSU Monterey Bay with a Bachelor's in Visual and Public Art and a Minor in Biology in 2014 and received his Master’s in Fine Art from Claremont Graduate University in 2016. In 2018 Johnson was selected by Draw International, a residency program that culminated in an exhibition in Caylus, France. His interdisciplinary practice investigates one’s relationship with line and fosters a playful landscape of continual learning.

Jennifer Montenegro is an artist, educator, and yoga instructor who recently relocated back to Southern California after residing in the Netherlands for 3 years. She studied Art History at CSU San Bernardino and received her Master’s in Fine Art in 2016. Her art practice includes painting, fiber art, photography, and performance to express the unpredictability of conscious and unconscious emotions that unearth in the process.

Curated by Humberto Reynoso.

Exhibition Dates: March 4th to 24th, 2022
Opening Reception:
Friday, March 4th, 2022 at 6:00pm
Sound Bath Meditation by Amanda Padilla March 12th at 1pm RSVP required.

To RSVP for an event and to schedule an exhibition tour,  please email Humberto Reynoso

Online Exhibition:
General Information: (909)274-4328
Gallery Hours: Tuesday & Thursday: 1:00-4:00pm
Location: Building 1BC-10 - Free and open to the public

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