Two of Us:
Dion Johnson and Michael Reafsnyder
On View: February 1 – March 10, 2023
Michael Reafsnyder, Razzle, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 44 x 60 x 2 in.
Michael Reafsnyder (b. 1969, Orange, CA) received his Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art at Chapman University in Orange, CA in 1992 and his Master of Fine Arts at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena in 1996, where he studied under Mike Kelley, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe and Lita Albuquerque.
Selected solo exhibitions include Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; We Ate the House, Ameringer/McEnery/Yohe, New York, NY; Sunday Best, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA; Paintings, Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid; Uplands Gallery, Melbourne; Paintings Blum and Poe, Los Angeles; Fresh, W.C.C.A, Singapore; Delight, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX; Sweetness, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio; Put it There: New Paintings and Ceramics, Western Project, Culver City, CA; and More, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV.
His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV; North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR; Weisman Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN, amongst others.
His work has been the subject of reviews in numerous publications including Artforum; Artnews; Art Issues; Los Angeles Times; Art Ltd.; Flash Art Italy; Artweek; Bomb; El Mundo; Modern Painters; ABC; San Francisco Chronicle; New American Painting; LA Weekly, amongst others. Dave Hickey, David Pagel, Michelle Grabner, Charles Palermo and Michael Schreyach have written extensive essays on Reafsnyder’s work.
In 2022, Reafsnyder received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.
Reafsnyder is represented by Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY.
Dion Johnson, Stage, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 40 in.
Dion Johnson (b. 1975, Bellaire, Ohio) is based in Los Angeles, California. He attended Yale Norfolk Summer School of Music and Art, received his BFA from The Ohio State University and his MFA from Claremont Graduate University.
Selected solo exhibitions include Color Chords, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA; Luminous Trajectories, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ; Chromatic Momentum, De Buck Gallery, New York, NY; and Optic Energy, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX.
His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Twitter Inc., Santa Monica, CA; Capital Group Companies, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA; Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles, CA; and The Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH.
Johnson’s work has been reviewed and featured in articles in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Artnews, and Artforum among others.
Dion Johnson is represented by Contemporary Art Matters.
Two of Us Installation shot
(L) Dion Johnson, Vapor Trail, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 40 in.
(R) Michael Reafsnyder, Foam Floater, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 26 x 22 x 2 in.