Chris Johanson at Deitch Projects
Chris Johanson, Totalities, at Deitch Projects. Photograph AFC
Chris Johanson’s Totalities at Deitch Projects did not produce the giant crowd orgy I’ve come to expect from that gallery’s openings, probably because everyone was in Chelsea doing the like. I’ll have more on that later in the day, but in the mean time, I’ve put together a photo essay from Johanson’s exhibition. It’s certainly worth going to see, though I’ll have in depth thoughts on the subject in the near future.
This giant sculpture with mirrors slowly rotates while music played overhead.
This is the overhead I mentioned. Notice even the ceiling is considered.
These paintings are placed in a circular formation around the rotating diamond-like sculpture in the center.
Built up painted surfaces.
A shitty picture, but included because of it’s Dana Schutz-esque blobbiness
The paint points in the direction you’re supposed to follow.
Fine art hippy. I suspect this is either the kind of thing you like or don’t.
A transition area from one room to the next.
In a different room upstairs are the works on paper. The use of the frame is almost an allusion because they don’t exist without the larger support structure of the armature.