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MOCA Presents Chris Johanson: “Within the River of Time is My Mind”

June 29, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - September 22, 2013 @ 9:00 pm


Within The River of Time Is My Mind” is an exhibition featuring the kaleidoscopic color and angles of works by Los Angeles artist Chris Johanson. The exhibition will be shown at the MOCA Pacific Design Center beginning June 29, and will be on view through Sept. 22, 2013. The selection of new paintings, sculpture and found wood site-specific installation are presented by guest curator Andrew Berardini.

The exhibition opens on June 29 from 6 to 9pm with a reception and musical performance by Sonny and the Sunsets.

In a recent blog post on MOCA’s The Curve, the artist explained that the installation of wood painted to look like a river will connect two floors. He continued:

There is also a large rectangular cube type shape that the viewer can approach, pick up a ball and place on top of and watch the ball slowly go toward the center of the top of rectangle / Why should anyone do that? / It is an exercise in filling up time with actions / I was told on several occasions that filling up time with activities could make a person feel good / Repetitive activities like painting houses or paintings is good for brain chemistry / For creating serotonin / There will be repetitive round aspects to the art in exhibit / Round energy is real

“Within the River of Time Is My Mind” coincides with the release of Chris Johanson, the latest monograph in Phaidon’s celebrated Contemporary Artists series. The fully-illustrated 160-page book features essays by independent curator and writer Bob Nickas; artist, writer, and curator Corrina Peipon; and Director of the Harpo Foundation Julie Deamer.


June 29, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
September 22, 2013 @ 9:00 pm


MOCA Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA United States
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