Photography // Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Life experience is elusive in a world filled with image hoarding, obsessive sharing of photography, and a visual cacophony so packed that claustrophobia chokes and engulfs. It is a visual barrage barely removed from the anxiety-filled rhythm that is this overwhelming life. It is noteworthy and interesting to view contemporary work by a photographer that dances with this rhythm, but seeks to participate with a quieter visual poetry.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 16, 2015
Surf Craft is now live and ready for bids! From now until July 29, 15 hand-painted surfboards will be available for auction at Paddle8, with all proceeds going to Waves For Water and their ongoing project to bring clean drinking water to places in need around the world. Bid on Swoon, Chris Johansom, Alicia McCarthy, Mary Iverson, Grotesk, West Rubinstein, Logan Hicks, Dan Witz, Beau Stanton, David Arquette, Zio Ziegler, Kevin Earl Taylor, Daryll Peirce, Ty Williams, and Brett Amory (Brett;s board will be available to bid on Friday).
Surf Craft: Benefit & Auction for Waves for Water, July 17 @ Chandran Gallery, SF (Online Auction Live Now!)Juxtapoz // Monday, July 13, 2015
On July 17, 2015, Juxtapoz once again teams up with UNIV, T.F.R. Gallery and Chandran Gallery for the second in what will become an annual Surf Craft benefit auction, held at Chandran Gallery in San Francisco. This year, we invited artists Chris Johanson, Dan Witz, Swoon, Logan Hicks, Grotesk, Mary Iverson, Brett Amory, Alicia McCarthy, WEST, Zio Ziegler, Kevin E. Taylor, David Arquette, Daryll Peirce, Beau Stanton and Ty WIlliams to contribute original work on surfboards to be exhibited at the gallery with a live auction on Paddle8 in conjunction with the show. The online auction on Paddle8 is running now through July 29, 2015.
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 22, 2015
Chris Johanson just released seven new prints with fine art print house Paulson Bott Press in Berkeley, CA. There are text-based pieces, along with a family portrait, and each print has a cheeky title, such as “Abstract Art with Cosmic Narrative.”
Music // Wednesday, May 27, 2015
On June 26th and 27th, 2015, Chris Johanson’s fifth annual Quiet Music Festival of Portland will once again transform contemporary art space Disjecta into a tranquil cave of sonic serenity. Tuning in and zonking out are equally encouraged as this year’s line-up takes you through soft sets tailored to the festival’s ethos while you float on a sea of plush surfaces.
Fashion // Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Everyone's favorite object-based periodical, The Thing Quarterly, just kicked off their new T-Shirt series, an artist-designed shirt that will be announced two-three times a year and only available online via pre-order. Their inagural shirt is by the one and only Chris Johanson (featured May, 2014), known for his paintings, sculptures, and interactive environments - sometimes constructed as mazes - that explore the human experience and the physical world people inhabit together.
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 03, 2015
Jux contributor Kristin Farr just produced a new video for KQED and SFMOMA that reflects on a golden age for contemporary art in San Francisco’s Mission District. Several influential artists who lived and worked in or near the Mission in the ’90s became internationally known, and many of our favorites have been featured in the pages of Juxtapoz.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 18, 2014
The San Francisco Bay Area has been without its modern art institution for a couple of years now, as the physical space that is the SFMOMA has been closed for an addition to its existing building. The benefits of the closure has been spread out across various spaces around the SF area, whether at the Cantor at Stanford, the Wattis in SF, or even the Asian Art Museum here in the City as well. All the shows have been strong in their own way, but the newest SFMOMA On the Go exhibition, "Fertile Ground," brings together SFMOMA and the Oakland Museum of California for a theme that makes perfect: Art made in the SF Bay Area.
Music // Monday, June 09, 2014
“The only festival where sleeping is encouraged,” artist Chris Johanson is pleased to present the fourth annual Quiet Music Festival of Portland. The community listening experience celebrates emotional, vibrant, and low volume music honoring the quiet act of listening. The two-day event opens on Friday, June 27 and runs through Saturday, June 28, 2014 at local arts and cultural organization Disjecta and is made possible with support from RVCA.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
South Willard is one of our favorite men's shops in all of Los Angeles. Not only do they have a well-curated selection of shirts, pants, jackets, Alta Dena bags and books, they always have a little bit of art in the shop, with ceramic works standing out. LA-based artists Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson have collaborated on a series of ceramic pieces that you can see while you shop through June 26, 2014.