Portland-based contemporary artist Chris Johnason is set to open a retrospective exhibition with Malmö Konsthall in Sweden. Hailing from the influential Mission School art movement that sprung up in San Francisco during the mid-1990’s, as well as featured prominently in the Beautiful Losers museum exhibition in 2005 and subsequent documentary film that helped to shine a light on the trailblazing collective of artists, Alright Alright showcases a wide arc of Johanson’s artistic career. Through a selection of old and new paintings, drawings, and installations, the signature style, sense of humor, and overall quirkiness of the widely exhibited artist – including showings with Museum of Modern Art (New York), SFMOMA (San Francisco), New Museum (New York), Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), and Hammer Museum (Los Angeles) – is highlighted. Organized in conjunction with Galleri Nicolai Wallner, the exhibition opens Friday, September 9th, with a performance by Johanson’s band, Sun Foot, and runs through November 27th.
Check out an extensive preview after the jump.