Opening: Warranted Non-Compliance, New Works on Paper By: Christopher Johnson, Mikhail Sokovikov, Jason Aaron Wall Tonight 05/25/17 @ Lazy Susan Gallery NYC May 25, 2017 16:54
Thursday, May 25th, from 6PM to 9PM, Lazy Susan Gallery and Miguel Gomez are pleased to invite you to the opening of Warranted Non-Compliance: New Works on Paper.
Warranted Non-Compliance, New Works on Paper By:
Christopher Johnson, Mikhail Sokovikov, Jason Aaron Wall
Presented by Miguel Gomez
Thursday, May 25th, 2017
6PM - 9PM
Exhibition runs through June 5th.
191 Henry Street
As the contemporary landscape expands into the vast frontier of “post-analogue”, relational and cyber-conceptualist paradigms, the three artists directly and indirectly confront and critique the ever-growing obsession with “safe”, consumable and easily digestible tendencies that often drive the emerging art scene. As outsider artists, Johnson, Sokovikov and Wall have navigated through the turbulence and personal uncertainty to resurface with an exhibition that cements and marries their respective identities to their art.
While all three struggle and coast through life, the exhibition hopes to invoke a refreshing dialogue about what is the source of art making in relation to our collective experience. All three artists constantly subvert and question motives that drive them to make work. How do we assume control over our reasoning patterns in order to stay within a particular frame of reference. What is the end goal of art making? What risks are to be taken and rules to be broken? How do trends inform or disrupt our tastes even when it comes to fine art?
Mikhail Sokovikov holds a BFA from CUNY and will be pursuing an MFA degree at Glasgow School of Art in the fall of 2017.
About Christopher Johnson:
Christopher Johnson is a born and raised New York City artist. a member of Peter Pan Posse art collective he continues to push the boundaries of "play art" with his unique color blind eye. His work straddles the lines of youthful expressionism and art history. He has been featured in publications such as Mass Appeal, Dossier, NY Post and Purple. He has designed rooms for the Ace Hotel and his mom’s house. He resides in Manhattan and enjoys running free like a wild horse and eating fine cheese.