Featuring Misako Inaoka, John Roloff, Lewis de Soto, Mark Brest van Kempen, Scott Oliver, Andrew Benson, Yvette Molina, Val Britton, Jana Flynn
Show runs May 2007
REVIEW by Reyhan Harmanci of SF Chronicle
Excavations, an exhibition of landscapes that blur the typical boundaries between nature and artifice. Refusing to take our natural landscapes at face value, the eight local artists unearth an improbable array of artifacts that reveal humankind’s increasingly complicated relationship with its environment. How apropos that Johansson Projects breaks ground on it’s new venue, the most recent addition to Oakland’s gallery district, with Excavations, a show exposing and re-rendering natural and urban ‘scapes. The natural environment will prove to encroach on the man-made, with moss hanging from the ceiling and eco-systems sprouting from the walls.