Like Romare Bearden’s collages, Musson brings together a spirit of formal experimentation with a deep-rooted cultural awareness. The title of his canvas Knowledge God may refer to the 1995 song of the same name by Raekwon, of the Wu Tang Clan. The repeated patterns of the Coogi fragments echo like musical phrases across the canvas, creating a sort of sweater sound collage. Just as Bearden’s collages often evoke sense of communal ritual (as in his series, The Prevalence of Ritual), Musson draws on shared reference points that span high-brow to low-brow to create visually arresting and thought-provoking work.Read More
House of Escaping Forms is a project of the Los Angeles-based collaborating couple, Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson, who actually live in a hilltop abode populated, of necessity and by choice, with their functional, found-object creations and hand-made objects.Read More
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