Chris Johanson’s paintings, sculptures, and installations break down everyday scenes and commonplace dramas into colorful forms; the darkest sides of humanity are invoked with humor. The works comment on subjects such as capitalism, consumerism, the art world, and therapy. The triptych I Am a Human, Abstract Foil, No Humans IV (2004) is a meditation on the cosmos. It consists of three small paintings: one of a man with a head of multicolored fragments (I Am a Human), one of an abstract rainbow-colored geometric form on foil (Abstract Foil), and one of what appears to be a brightly burning star or a representation of the Big Bang (No Humans IV). In a playful but serious manner, it envisions the evolution of the world and the creative forces at play in nature and humankind.