Creative expressions of connection and care are at the heart of Silver Linings, a new series by six local artists that will debut on Metro buses from December 2020-July 2021. Artists include Stephanie Mercado, Laura Vazquez Rodriguez, Phung Huynh, Chris Johanson, Alfonso Aceves and Kassia Rico.
Project Description – Artist Statement “Colors and visual rhythms speak to simultaneous individuality and co-existence. This snapshot of an upended, complex time holds pockets of joy and serenity.” About the Artist Chris Johanson, based in Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon, engages with the meditative qualities of art-making and sincere direct communication through painting and sculpture using figuration and abstraction as expressions of his strong beliefs in environmentalism, compassion and peaceful co-existence. Johanson has exhibited widely in museums and galleries internationally over the past decades, as well as in important group exhibitions including the 2002 Whitney Biennial and a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles– Pacific Design Center. On display February 2021 – May 2021