John Ball “Beware the Void” @ Distinction Gallery

The work of John Ball tells an interesting story… and on June 9th, Distinction Gallery shares his solo exhibition, ‘Beware the Void’ so that viewers alike can experience it for themselves. In this latest collection, dystopian suburban landscapes beckon curiosity like a cat to an open window. Dilapidated structures, vibrant shades unsettled in distant horizons, and bursts of fulsome light all create an almost-paranormal ambiance that transforms the ordinary to extraordinary.
Please join Distinction Gallery in celebration of ‘Beware the Void’. Reception includes live music, ArtHatch open studios, BK Cellars Wine, and Stone Beer.

From the director Melissa Inez Walker:

“I became aware of John Ball’s paintings as he was on “Sky Arts Landscape Artist Of The Year 2017 of which he was a finalist. His paintings of desolate buildings and landscapes have both an eerie quality while evoking a sense of serene calm. It is an honor to bring him from the UK for his first US exhibition”.


John Ball “Beware the Void”

Opening Reception:

Saturday June 9, 2018 | 6-10pm

Exhibition Dates:

June 9 – July 7, 2018

Distinction Gallery

317 E Grand Ave
Escondido CA 92025


About the Artist:

Based in Romford and working primarily in the South East of the United Kingdom contemporary artist John Ball creates unsettling images of a dystopian suburban landscape.

‘John Ball’s work was a like a breath of fresh air on SkyArts Landscape Artist of the Year in 2017 with its unique sense of mood and use of color. The melancholic scenes that he constructs are poetic in themselves and full of story, to the point that they demand your attention and hold it very firmly indeed.’ – Kathleen Soriano

About Distinction Gallery | ArtHatch:

ArtHatch is a 7,000 square foot building which houses Distinction Gallery: exhibitions changing monthly, multiple exhibition spaces featuring work by represented artists, “The Alley” featuring over 20 local artists, 14 artist studios, ranging in size from 150 to 800 square feet, featuring local artists and the ArtHatch teens.


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