Chris Johanson's exhibition at MOCA's Pacific Design Center satellite is called “Within the River of Time Is My Mind.” Painted blue 2-by-4s with little wave marks on them run along the wall and ceiling from the downstairs galleries to upstairs, in one continuous line like a river. But this isn't an attempt at big-deal romanticism, just a casual sentimentality that Johanson's folksy, loosely pictorial paintings echo. One, called Looking at Time Through Art With You the Viewer, shows a series of moons on a dark background. Each moon refers to a time that's happened, happening or coming: “Today,” “Tomorrow,” “The Next Day,” “That Next Day.” 8687 Melrose Ave., W. Hlywd.; through Sept. 22. (310) 289-5223, moca.org.
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