Chris Johanson


American artist Chris Johanson has built a loyal following with his vibrant and sometimes hilarious take on the universe and our place in it


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Price: USD$59.95


EVENTS
SAN FRANCISCO
Saturday, January 25
6-10pm

Book signing with Chris Johanson
With music by Ovarian Trolley in celebration of Adobe's 25th Anniversary

Adobe Books and Arts Cooperative
3130 24th Street
San Francisco

"Adobe Bookshop is my first home. It's my favorite place to be. In all my travels nowhere comes close. I met the love of my life sitting at that desk. Adobe means 'Everyone's Place' in Andrew Language." - Chris Johanson
SANTA MONICA
Saturday, February 1
2-3pm

Book signing with Chris Johanson
Art Los Angeles Contemporary fair at the Artbook / D.A.P. Booth

The Barker Hangar
3021 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica

 


Specifications

Overview
  • American artist Chris Johanson (b.1968) has built a loyal following with his vibrant and sometimes hilarious take on the universe and our place in it
  • The most comprehensive and up-to-date monograph on Johanson’s work, produced in close collaboration with the artist
  • Johanson’s idiosyncratic paintings, drawings and sculptural installations portray the contemporary human condition with sincerity and wit
  • Constructed from salvaged materials and touching on themes such as humankind’s relationship to the natural environment, Johanson’s art can be meditative, humorous and confrontational – all at the same time
  • Johanson’s work has been shown in numerous international exhibitions, including the Istanbul Biennial, the SITE Santa Fe Biennial and the Whitney Biennial
  • The latest monograph in Phaidon’s celebrated Contemporary Artists series, with its illuminating and easy-to-use format, which prioritizes the artist’s voice and features extensive illustrations and insightful essays


 

About the author(s)
Bob Nickas is an independent curator and writer based in New York. His books include Catalog of the Exhibition (2011) and Phaidon’s Painting Abstraction (2009).

Corrina Peipon is an artist, writer and curator based in Los Angeles, where she has been Curatorial Associate at the Hammer Museum since 2009.

Julie Deamer is Director of Outpost for Contemporary Art, a non-profit residency and exchange programme she founded in Los Angeles in 2004.


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