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Ezra Johnson’s work has been included in group shows at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas City), the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), the ICA Philadelphia, and the Site Santa Fe Biennial.
His work is included in the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL; Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris, France; and The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA. Johnson’s work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Miami Rail, ArtNews, Hyperallergic, and the New York Times. His BFA was conferred from the California College of the Arts and Crafts, and he received his MFA from Hunter College.
[…] Ezra Johnson joined us from London to discuss, among other things, his show, which ran through July 30 at Freight and Volume. The starting point for his paintings in the show was infinity rooms, something that came to him when he attended a Yayoi Kusama infinity mirror room show. Johnson approached the challenge of making the spaces in his paintings, which lack horizon and other visual anchor points, with great enthusiasm as well as practical thinking about how a space would repeat over and over again. Of the many things he had to consider was the notion of what flips in each iteration of the room. To hear more about this, listen to the complete interview. […]