Devin B. Johnson, Gender Justice LA, and Nicodim present a group show to benefit Gender Justice LA

Online Only

Daniel Barragan / Micah Bazant / Katja Farin / Dominique Fung / Georgina Gratrix / Devin B. Johnson / Khari Johnson-Ricks / Amir Khadar / Nichole Rae Klein / Malachi Lily / Simphiwe Ndzube / Katherina Olschbaur / Mosie Romney / Yalla Roza / Lexx Valdez / Loveis Wise / Robert Yarber

July 14 – August 15, 2020

Daniel Barragan
acrylic on archival inkjet print and silver on board
15.5 x 11 in.
40 x 28 cm

Micah Bazant
Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, 2020
archival print
14 x 14 in
35 x 35 cm

Katja Farin
Tender Embrace, 2020
oil on canvas
8 x 6 in
15 x 20 cm

Dominique Fung
Glazed Vase, 2020
oil on canvas on panel
24 x 20 in
61 x 51 cm

Georgina Gratrix
Portrait of MX Blouse, 2020
watercolor on paper
11.75 x 8.25 in
30 x 21 cm

Devin B. Johnson
Lil Miss Okra (Study), 2020
mixed media collage on paper
9.5 x 7.5 in
23 x 19 cm

Khari Johnson-Ricks
yeah,yeah,yeah just eat it, 2020
gouache and shellac ink on paper
24 x 29 in
61 x 74 cm

Amir Khadar
AfroDiasporic Adornment - 3, 2020
Ed. 1 of 10
18 x 12 in
46 x 30.5 cm

Nicole Rae Klein
Study in Blue, 2020
oil on paper
8 x 6 in
20 x 15 cm

Malachi Lily
Dryad of Mud: Nommo of North America, 2020
print on Epson archival fine art paper
19 x 13 in
48 x 33 cm

Simphiwe Ndzube
Portrait Study for Painting, 2020
oil pastel on paper
35 x 30 in
89 x 76 cn

Katherina Olschbaur
Venus and Putti, I, 2020
oil on canvas
15.75 x 11.75 in
40 x 30 cm

Mosie Romney
Crosswalk, 2020
gouache on paper
17 x 11 in
43 x 28 cm

Yalla Roza
Collective Care & Revolution, 2020
digital print on paper
10 x 8 in
25 x 20 cm

Lexx Valdez
Sprouting, 2020
digital collage on paper
20 x 16 in
50 x 40 cm

Loveis Wise
Home Within You, 2020
14 x 11 in
35 x 28 cm
20 x 16 in (framed)
51 x 41 cm (framed)

Robert Yarber
Wedding Ring, 2017
colored pencil and marker on paper
10.75 x 14 in
27 x 35.5 cm

Press Release

Devin B. Johnson and Gender Justice LA have teamed together to curate an online-exclusive group exhibition with Nicodim to raise funds for GJLA and build bridges of understanding and collaboration between the frequently-overlapping communities of artists, galleries, and gender non-conforming, two spirit, Black, Indigenous, and trans people of color in LA. 100% of the proceeds raised from this exhibition will go to GJLA initiatives, along with financial contributions from Mihai Nicodim and Ben Lee Ritchie Handler.


GJLA has been active in the city for eighteen years. They organize, hold space, provide resources, and collaborate with other organizations to empower communities to resist oppression, develop community responses to violence, heal from present and historical trauma, and come together in ways that are brave and affirming. Longterm projects include TRANSform LA, an annual six month series of workshops for trans and gender nonconforming people to empower themselves and develop as leaders working towards radical transformation in Los Angeles, and Seeds of Liberación (SOL), a collaboration with TransLatin@ to foster a sense of community, activism, and leadership skills in trans youth.


Following the group exhibition, Nicodim and GJLA will continue their relationship through a quarterly series of workshops involving Nicodim artists and GJLA organizers.


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 is one of sixteen artists from around the world selected for the inaugural year of the Black Rock Senegal residency, and was featured in the Northeast and MFA issue of New American Paintings (2019). Melody of a Memory (2020), his first exhibition with Nicodim, received international acclaim.


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