Tonight at SFAI’s lecture series is a special treat for all you art folks. One of the most popular exported names from the Bay Area will be lecturing tonight about his practice and his progress over the years, Chris Johanson. Many of us residing in the Bay Area have heard his name and seen his work in various venues whether it be a gallery, museum, magazine, book, documentary, and so on. His work is a large contribution to the Mission School, an art movement that harbored within the thriving scene in San Francisco during the 90s along with Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen, Ruby Neri and more. You have probably seen his work in Beautiful Losers (book and traveling exhibition), and will continue seeing his work till the day you die. You wont be able to escape the umbrella of Johansson and his vast body of work if you reside in the Bay Area, so just get used it and go listen to him talk this evening. It will probably help you wrap your head around the reason why and how he became so successful, and either make you love his work more or demystify it, helping you be less distracted by it’s gravitational pull of popularity. Chris Johanson is dedicated to exploring the quandary that is the modern human condition, traversing the age of consumerism, and other perilous psychological phenomena such as self-help, psychotherapy, and cult spirituality. The talk starts at 7:30pm and is FREE, so I suggest you go early to get a seat. Honestly this event will be way overpacked so if you want to watch it in the lecture hall show up at 7…there will also be a live stream in the Cafe at the school for the overflow.