The Journal Gallery presents Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson’s first collaborative exhibition in New York, “The Middle Riddle.” The exhibition will feature new painting and design by the Los Angeles-based artists.
Chris Johanson was born in San Jose, California in 1968 and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including "Will and Be Going To" at Altman Siegel Gallery in San Francisco (2015); "Chris Johanson" at Galleri Nicolai Wallner in Copenhagen (2014); "Chris Johanson" at the Portland Museum of Art (2014); "Within the River of Mind" at LA MoCA Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles (2013); "Windows" at Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York (2012); and "Backwards Towards Forwards" at Kavi Gupta in Chicago (2010). Johanson's work has been included in group exhibitions at KARMA, the Berkeley Art Museum, Suzanne Geiss Gallery in New York, the San Francisco Art Institute, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Grey Art Gallery in New York, and the Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, among many others.
Chris Johanson’s second solo exhibition at Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York, “Possibilities,” runs from April 6 through May 13, 2017.
Johanna Jackson was born in 1972 in Springfield, Massachusetts and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Solo and two person exhibitions include "What It Means to Learn" with Dana Dart-McLean at Human Resources in Los Angeles (2015); "The Big Fig" at the Portland Museum of Modern Art (2013); and “Money on Fire,” a video commission for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (2011). Her work has also been exhibited in group shows at the Oakland Museum of California, Marlborough Gallery in New York, Roberts & Tilton in Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others.
"BowWow,” a two-person exhibition with Johanna Jackson and Sahar Khoury curated by Tony Cox, will open at CANADA on May 5, 2017.
Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson have exhibited their collaborative work in several two-person and group exhibitions, including "House of Escaping Forms" at Fleischer-Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia; "Johanna Jackson/Chris Johanson" at South Willard in Los Angeles (2014); and "Conclusions on Boundaries" at Art of This Gallery in Minneapolis (2008), in addition to a furniture commission for The Hammer Museum in 2013 and multiple mural commissions in Portland.