Devin B. Johnson: Between Ground and Sky

Exhibition design by Oliver M. Furth

New York

April 28 – June 4, 2022

Devin B. Johnson: Between Ground and Sky 

Exhibition design by Oliver M. Furth

Installation View

Nicodim, New York, 2022

Devin B. Johnson: Between Ground and Sky 

Exhibition design by Oliver M. Furth

Installation View

Nicodim, New York, 2022

Devin B. Johnson: Between Ground and Sky 

Exhibition design by Oliver M. Furth

Installation View

Nicodim, New York, 2022

Devin B. Johnson: Between Ground and Sky 

Exhibition design by Oliver M. Furth

Installation View

Nicodim, New York, 2022

Devin B. Johnson: Between Ground and Sky 

Exhibition design by Oliver M. Furth

Installation View

Nicodim, New York, 2022

Devin B. Johnson: Between Ground and Sky 

Exhibition design by Oliver M. Furth

Installation View

Nicodim, New York, 2022

Devin B. Johnson: Between Ground and Sky 

Exhibition design by Oliver M. Furth

Installation View

Nicodim, New York, 2022

Devin B. Johnson: Between Ground and Sky 

Exhibition design by Oliver M. Furth

Installation View

Nicodim, New York, 2022

Devin B. Johnson: Between Ground and Sky 

Exhibition design by Oliver M. Furth

Installation View

Nicodim, New York, 2022

Devin B. Johnson: Between Ground and Sky 

Exhibition design by Oliver M. Furth

Installation View

Nicodim, New York, 2022

Devin B. Johnson: Between Ground and Sky 

Exhibition design by Oliver M. Furth

Installation View

Nicodim, New York, 2022

Devin B. Johnson: Between Ground and Sky 

Installation View

Nicodim, New York, 2022

Devin B. Johnson: Between Ground and Sky 

Exhibition design by Oliver M. Furth

Installation View

Nicodim, New York, 2022

Devin B. Johnson: Between Ground and Sky 

Exhibition design by Oliver M. Furth

Installation View

Nicodim, New York, 2022

Devin B. Johnson: Between Ground and Sky 

Exhibition design by Oliver M. Furth

Installation View

Nicodim, New York, 2022

Devin B. Johnson: Between Ground and Sky 

Exhibition design by Oliver M. Furth

Installation View 

Nicodim, New York, 2022

Press Release

Did I find you, or you find me? There was a time before we were born—the ground, the sky and everything in-between came together. This earth, these streets, these walkscapes are sponges of experience, relaying memory texturally, haptically. Feet on the ground, head in the sky, my sight, my touch, my emotions and memories are constructed of the same basic elements as everyone else’s. I’m not the first to wander these streets—I won’t be the last—but these feelings are mine alone. 

 

 

 

Devin B. Johnson (b. 1992, Los Angeles) obtained his BA in Fine Arts from the California State University of Channel Islands (2015) and received a Masters of Fine Arts at Pratt Institute (2019). He was selected for Forbes 30 Under 30 Art and Design (2022), was included in Cultured’s “Young Artists 2021,” and was one of sixteen artists from around the world selected for the inaugural year of the Black Rock Senegal residency (2020). His work is collected by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Longlati Foundation, Shanghai; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art;  the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Pond Society, Shanghai; the Rubell Museum, Miami; and many others. Recent exhibitions include My Heart Cries, I Set Out an Offering for You, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2021, solo); Long Walk, Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest (2021, solo); Melody of a Memory, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2020, solo); When You Waked Up the Buffalo, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2020); Hollywood Babylon: A Re-Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, Jeffrey Deitch, Nicodim Gallery, AUTRE Magazine, Los Angeles (2020); Atmosphere of Certain Uncertainty, Residency Gallery, Inglewood (2019, solo); and Incognito, ICA LA, Los Angeles (2019).

 

Los Angeles based interior designer Oliver M. Furth is a fixture in international design and cultural communities. Furth is renowned for his knowledge and expertise in both historical decorative arts, and contemporary collectible design. Furth has been featured in countless publications, nationally and abroad, and recognized on the most coveted Best Design Lists including: Elle Decor's A-List, The Hollywood Reporter's ‘Most Influential Interior Designers’, and Architectural Digest's prestigious AD100.

Selected Works

Selected Works Thumbnails
Devin B. Johsnon 

Adornment XII (Black Mamba), 2022

ceramic 

5h x 7w x 6d in 

12.70h x 17.78w x 15.24d cm 

Devin B. Johsnon 

Adornment XII (Black Mamba), 2022

ceramic 

5h x 7w x 6d in 

12.70h x 17.78w x 15.24d cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Adornment XI, 2022

ceramic 

11h x 6w x 6d in 

27.94h x 15.24w x 15.24d 

Devin B. Johnson 

Adornment XI, 2022

ceramic 

11h x 6w x 6d in 

27.94h x 15.24w x 15.24d 

Devin B. Johnson 

Untitled, 2022

ceramic 

17h x 8w x 6d in 

43.18h x 20.32w x 15.24d cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Untitled, 2022

ceramic 

17h x 8w x 6d in 

43.18h x 20.32w x 15.24d cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Adornment XIV, 2022

ceramic 

22h x 8w x 6d in 

55.88h x 20.32w x 15.24d cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Adornment XIV, 2022

ceramic 

22h x 8w x 6d in 

55.88h x 20.32w x 15.24d cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

The Wayfarer, 2022

Oil on linen 

54h x 56w in

137.16h x 142.24w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

The Wayfarer, 2022

Oil on linen 

54h x 56w in

137.16h x 142.24w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Look Down, 2022

Oil and spray paint on linen 

60h x 62w in 

152.40h x 157.48w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Look Down, 2022

Oil and spray paint on linen 

60h x 62w in 

152.40h x 157.48w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Serenade, 2022

Oil and acrylic on linen 

60h x 70w in 

152.40h x 177.80w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Serenade, 2022

Oil and acrylic on linen 

60h x 70w in 

152.40h x 177.80w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Untitled (Missing Persons), 2022

Oil on linen 

82h x 60w in 

208.28h x 152.40w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Untitled (Missing Persons), 2022

Oil on linen 

82h x 60w in 

208.28h x 152.40w cm 

Devin B. Johnson

Waited, 2022

Oil on line 

45h x 55w in 

114.30h x 139.70w cm 

Devin B. Johnson

Waited, 2022

Oil on line 

45h x 55w in 

114.30h x 139.70w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

One Flew the Coop, 2022 

Oil on linen

80h x 70w in 

203.20h x 177.80w cm

Devin B. Johnson 

One Flew the Coop, 2022 

Oil on linen

80h x 70w in 

203.20h x 177.80w cm

Devin B. Johnson 

Standing on the Corner with Her, 2022

Oil on linen 

24h x 30w in 

60.96h x 76.20w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Standing on the Corner with Her, 2022

Oil on linen 

24h x 30w in 

60.96h x 76.20w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Something Pink, 2022

Oil on linen 

30h x 24w in 

76.20h x 60.96w 

Devin B. Johnson 

Something Pink, 2022

Oil on linen 

30h x 24w in 

76.20h x 60.96w 

Devin B. Johnson 

Blue Streak, 2022

Oil on linen 

30h x 24w in 

76.20h x 60.96w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Blue Streak, 2022

Oil on linen 

30h x 24w in 

76.20h x 60.96w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Grow, 2022

Blunt ash and acrylic on paper 

9h x 12w in 

22.86h x 30.48w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Grow, 2022

Blunt ash and acrylic on paper 

9h x 12w in 

22.86h x 30.48w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Communion, 2022

Oil on linen 

9h x 12w in 

22.86h x 30.48w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Communion, 2022

Oil on linen 

9h x 12w in 

22.86h x 30.48w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Gates #2, 2022

Blunt ash and acrylic on paper 

12h x 9w in 

30.48h x 22.86w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Gates #2, 2022

Blunt ash and acrylic on paper 

12h x 9w in 

30.48h x 22.86w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Ground (Heaven or Hell), 2022

Blunt ash and acrylic on paper 

12h x 9w in 

30.48h x 22.86w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Ground (Heaven or Hell), 2022

Blunt ash and acrylic on paper 

12h x 9w in 

30.48h x 22.86w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Gates #3, 2022

Blunt ash and acrylic on paper 

12h x 9w in 

30.48h x 22.86w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Gates #3, 2022

Blunt ash and acrylic on paper 

12h x 9w in 

30.48h x 22.86w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Burst, 2022

Oil on linen 

9h x 12w in 

22.86h x 30.48w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Burst, 2022

Oil on linen 

9h x 12w in 

22.86h x 30.48w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Rust Slab, 2022 

Oil on linen 

9h x 12w in 

22.86h x 30.48w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Rust Slab, 2022 

Oil on linen 

9h x 12w in 

22.86h x 30.48w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Cellar Slab, 2022

Oil on linen 

17h x 14w in 

43.18h x 25.56 cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Cellar Slab, 2022

Oil on linen 

17h x 14w in 

43.18h x 25.56 cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Rustic, 2022

Oil on linen

17h x 15w in 

43.18h x 38.10 cm 

 

Devin B. Johnson 

Rustic, 2022

Oil on linen

17h x 15w in 

43.18h x 38.10 cm 

 

Devin B. Johnson 

Untitled (Squirmish), 2022

Oil and sandpaper on linen 

20h x 16w in 

50.80h x 40.64w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Untitled (Squirmish), 2022

Oil and sandpaper on linen 

20h x 16w in 

50.80h x 40.64w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Parked Up, 2022

Oil on linen 

20h x 16w in 

50.80h x 40.64w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Parked Up, 2022

Oil on linen 

20h x 16w in 

50.80h x 40.64w cm 

Devin B. Johnson 

Untitled, 2022

ceramic 

 

Devin B. Johnson 

Untitled, 2022

ceramic 

 

Devin Johnson 

Achilles Heel, 2022

ceramic 

 

Devin Johnson 

Achilles Heel, 2022

ceramic 

 

Devin B. Johsnon 

Adornment XII (Black Mamba), 2022

ceramic 

5h x 7w x 6d in 

12.70h x 17.78w x 15.24d cm 
Devin B. Johnson 

Adornment XI, 2022

ceramic 

11h x 6w x 6d in 

27.94h x 15.24w x 15.24d 
Devin B. Johnson 

Untitled, 2022

ceramic 

17h x 8w x 6d in 

43.18h x 20.32w x 15.24d cm 
Devin B. Johnson 

Adornment XIV, 2022

ceramic 

22h x 8w x 6d in 

55.88h x 20.32w x 15.24d cm 
Devin B. Johnson 

The Wayfarer, 2022

Oil on linen 

54h x 56w in

137.16h x 142.24w cm 
Devin B. Johnson 

Look Down, 2022

Oil and spray paint on linen 

60h x 62w in 

152.40h x 157.48w cm 
Devin B. Johnson 

Serenade, 2022

Oil and acrylic on linen 

60h x 70w in 

152.40h x 177.80w cm 
Devin B. Johnson 

Untitled (Missing Persons), 2022

Oil on linen 

82h x 60w in 

208.28h x 152.40w cm 
Devin B. Johnson

Waited, 2022

Oil on line 

45h x 55w in 

114.30h x 139.70w cm 
Devin B. Johnson 

One Flew the Coop, 2022 

Oil on linen

80h x 70w in 

203.20h x 177.80w cm
Devin B. Johnson 

Standing on the Corner with Her, 2022

Oil on linen 

24h x 30w in 

60.96h x 76.20w cm 
Devin B. Johnson 

Something Pink, 2022

Oil on linen 

30h x 24w in 

76.20h x 60.96w 
Devin B. Johnson 

Blue Streak, 2022

Oil on linen 

30h x 24w in 

76.20h x 60.96w cm 
Devin B. Johnson 

Grow, 2022

Blunt ash and acrylic on paper 

9h x 12w in 

22.86h x 30.48w cm 
Devin B. Johnson 

Communion, 2022

Oil on linen 

9h x 12w in 

22.86h x 30.48w cm 
Devin B. Johnson 

Gates #2, 2022

Blunt ash and acrylic on paper 

12h x 9w in 

30.48h x 22.86w cm 
Devin B. Johnson 

Ground (Heaven or Hell), 2022

Blunt ash and acrylic on paper 

12h x 9w in 

30.48h x 22.86w cm 
Devin B. Johnson 

Gates #3, 2022

Blunt ash and acrylic on paper 

12h x 9w in 

30.48h x 22.86w cm 
Devin B. Johnson 

Burst, 2022

Oil on linen 

9h x 12w in 

22.86h x 30.48w cm 
Devin B. Johnson 

Rust Slab, 2022 

Oil on linen 

9h x 12w in 

22.86h x 30.48w cm 
Devin B. Johnson 

Cellar Slab, 2022

Oil on linen 

17h x 14w in 

43.18h x 25.56 cm 
Devin B. Johnson 

Rustic, 2022

Oil on linen

17h x 15w in 

43.18h x 38.10 cm 

 
Devin B. Johnson 

Untitled (Squirmish), 2022

Oil and sandpaper on linen 

20h x 16w in 

50.80h x 40.64w cm 
Devin B. Johnson 

Parked Up, 2022

Oil on linen 

20h x 16w in 

50.80h x 40.64w cm 
Devin B. Johnson 

Untitled, 2022

ceramic 

 
Devin Johnson 

Achilles Heel, 2022

ceramic