Chris Johanson
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Chris Johanson

Altman Siegel
1150 25th StreetSan FranciscoCA 94107
Free Admission
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Pairing new paintings with reworked sculptures, this show belies a major shift from previous bodies of work. Contemplating the cycle of life, and of the material possessions we accumulate, Johanson’s focus on repurposing found objects has deepened. Trading wood substrates for canvases constructed with found stretcher bars and recycled drop cloths, materials more resistant to paint than commercial canvas, Johanson has intentionally slowed down his process, using painting as a means of mindfulness and meditation. In slowing down, Johanson has eschewed text and figuration for thoughtful abstraction, utilizing form, color, and movement to reflect on themes of bereavement, connection, and impermanence. His swirling color fields, each shade unique, create peaceful rhythms, underscoring the artist’s exploration of art making as a healing, therapeutic process. Open Tue – Fri, 10am – 6pm

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