Thursday, October 25, 2007

October 26 Please Listen I Have Something to Tell You About What Is

Sage artist Chris Johanson lives here. Before that he was a humble key figure among a small group of artists dubbed "the Mission school" post ipso facto. Humble in a good way. At one time the Mission 'hood in San Francisco was an affordable place to live and that fermented an arts community. The real diversity of the communities living there too was a key ingredient.

The Mission school vectors were picked up much later in the Brooklyn drawing style about the same time it was discovered by museums. Chris' work continues to evolve in his new Portland home where he has been super supportive of emerging art entities.

Tonight is his special night - the release of a book "Please Listen I Have Something to Tell You About What Is" on his work. His gallerist, Jack Hanley, contributed text to the bookalong with Aaron Rose and Sean Kennerly. The book release is at Reading Frenzy, 921 SW Oak, starting at 7PM Free