R and Company announce the solo art exhibition “Fast and Present: New Work by Johnny Swing,” which opened at 64 White Street on September 10th, 2020. It is the modern artist’s first solo show with the art gallery and his first New York exhibition since 2012. Over the past twenty years, Johnny Swing has become one of the world’s most recognizable art furniture designers, best known for his iconic series of seating made out of welded American coins.
“We are delighted to be presenting Johnny’s first solo exhibition at R and Company, which is based on a truly awe-inspiring suite of interlocking furniture”
The centrepiece of the exhibition at R and Company is a monumental suite of furniture evoking the artist’s love of aquatic forms. Consisting of seven nesting zoomorphic works, Septem Maria (Seven Seas) has been executed in two unique versions by the artist and represents his most sublime sculptural creation to date.
“He has taken it to the next level with this symphony of the sea. The possibilities are endless when it comes to arranging these works in a room, while at the same time each individual work has sculptural integrity which allows it to stand alone. R and Company feature artists who push the boundaries of design and bridge the gap between craft and fine art. Johnny’s pioneering new work has definitely achieved these goals.”