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American Legion Hall - May 20th. Curated by Chris Johanson. Los Angeles.

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Indie band night returns to the American Legion Hall in Highland Park on Tuesday, May 20. Curated by artist Chris Johanson, the evening will be filled with an earful of special performances from Babes of New Orleans, Ice Balloons of NYC and LA’s Death Valley Girls and Gun Outfit. “It’s a sound cornucopia with a scale from Fried Fly Head Mask to Discordant Melody. Some would call it an event of Post Post Modern Post Post Punk,” Johanson notes. American Legion Hall, 227 S. Ave 55, Highland Park, CA. 8PM.

Mike Mills recent work acquired by SF MoMA.

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Mike Mills: Kids’ Wisdom on

A recent work by Mike Mills, “A Mind Forever Voyaging Through Strange Seas of Thought Alone (2013)” has recently been acquired for the SF MoMA permanent collection. The film, an excerpt of which is above, interviews children whose parents work in the tech-industry—from high-level product managers to a chef at Google—discussing their depictions of the future. “To hear it from a cheery, happy ten-year-old, is somehow particularly icy, and really spooky,” says Mills. “There is this whole industry of adult futurists making these predictions, but what about the people who will actually be inhabiting the future, which is all these kids.” Congrats Mike!!

Chris Johanson Self(ish) Expression(ism) at Portland Museum of Modern Art

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

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New Drawings. February 15th through March 29th, 2014. 5202 N. Albina Ave. Portland, Oregon 97217. Gallery Hours: 12-7 Daily.

Mike Mills Graphics for ACE Hotel, Los Angeles.

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

The Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles opened in the United Artists Building and historic theater, built in 1927. Commune Design invited us to create a piece of art for each room. Mills designed a set of small placards with people, events, ideas, and facts from 1927. 75 moments in total that contextualize the building in the larger culture in which it was made, and attempting to expose some of the undercurrents to that time that are less recorded.

Barry McGee “Knowing Me, Knowing You” at Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. Curated by Glen Helfand.

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

In countless ways, Asia influences us all. In the Bay Area, and California in general, its influence is particularly visible, thanks to the vibrant range of cultures in this region. Proximities is a trilogy of exhibitions featuring the diverse perspectives of Bay Area-based artists whose work expresses connections, conceptions and interpretations of Asia. Working from various personal proximities to the region—from family heritage to imagined journeys—the artists offer points of departure for contemplating the role of place in contemporary art. Through February 23rd, 2014.

Gusmano Cesaretti Signing at MoCA Geffen Contemporary.

Thursday, January 30th, 2014


Brian Roettinger & Ari Marcopoulos / Jay Z / Magna Carta Holy Grail nominated for a Grammy for best Album Cover Design.

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Alleged Press collaborators, Brian Roettinger (who designed our Gusmano Cesaretti: Fragments of Los Angeles book), and photographer Ari Marcopoulos have been nominated for a Grammy for their work on Jay Z’s latest record Magna Carta Holy Grail. Congrats guys!

Ed Templeton / Biographical Forms at Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid. Through March 31st, 2014.

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

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The exhibition Biographical forms. Construction and individual mythology focuses on the exploration of identity as subjective construction and reconstruction, in the sense conveyed by Franz Kafka when he wrote: “Writing denies itself to me. Hence plan for autobiographical investigations. Not biography but investigation and detection of the smallest possible component parts. Out of these I will then construct myself, as one whose house is unsafe wants to build a safe one next to it, if possible out of the material of the old one.”

Chris Johanson: Within The River Of Time Is My Mind at MoCA, Los Angeles.

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

MOCA presents Within The River of Time Is My Mind, a new exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Chris Johanson on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center from June 29 through September 22, 2013. Organized by guest curator Andrew Berardini, the exhibition features new paintings, sculpture, and found wood site-specific installation. Known for his figurative work that features text, the exhibition will highlight the kaleidoscopic color and angles that Johanson employs. MoCA, Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Chris Johanson’s Quiet Music Festival

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Quiet Music Festival of Portland, Friday, May 31 & Saturday, June 1, 2013. Featuring performances by: Dragging An Ox Through Water, Heidi Alexander, Lori Goldston, Meg Baird, Michael Henrickson, Money Mark, Peggy Honeywell, Sun Foot, Tara Jane Oneil, Volunteers Park, White Magic

8371 North Interstate Ave, Portland, Oregon
Portland, OR (May 14, 2013) ­— Artist Chris Johanson is pleased to present the third annual Quiet Music Festival of Portland celebrating soothecore, a new dimension of emotional, vibrant, and low volume music honoring of the quiet act of listening. The two-day event opens on Friday, May 31 through Saturday, June 1, 2013 at local arts and cultural organization Disjecta and is made possible with support from Generic Surplus. Showcasing a new era of “ear love” for its growing circle of friends, the Quiet Music Festival of Portland will feature a variety of performances interpreting low volume, deep-sonic meditations. Many favorite artists from across the country will be returning to the festival as well as new ones to discover — all who have created performances exclusively for the event. Johanson adds, “This year’s lineup will kiss people’s ears.” Continuing the tradition of the Quiet Music Festival of Portland’s relaxed, casual ambiance, the interior will feature its signature one-of-a-kind 70s and 80s items, soft lighting and sets by Mississippi Records DJs Callie Danger and Eric I. “With so much blown yang energy, people need to get into their yin energy and power, and we’re excited about the possibility of people falling asleep during the performances this year. Our mission is to find more rugs and pillows for the upcoming festival, so they’ll be even more objects to fall asleep on.” Johanson adds, “Expect to have good dreams.”