Where is the Magic?

When a dog passes wind, somebody with a grease-laden mind laughs goonishly. Events happen like this happen every day, nowadays.
As time goes on, more and more the magical qualitative transcendence behind the dog’s passing wind goes unnoticed, goonishly laughed at.

Johnny Gross
Chopped dolphins opens soon!

“Chopped Dolphins”, a solo show of mine, will be opening on January 30 at 6pm. The exhibition is possible thanks to Toda Studio at 87 Richardson St, Floor 2, Suite 5, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Johnny Gross
Surgeon at LIC-A

“Surgeon” is on view. Opening reception on 10/6! Thanks to Long Island City Artists (LIC-A)! It will be a haunting lineup of artworks. See more

Johnny Gross
"Rhino and Poachers" at The Plaxall Gallery/LiCA

“Rhino and Poachers", is on view at The Plaxall Gallery/LiC-A. Opening Reception September 8, 2018. More info here

The painting addresses the issue of the black rhino being poached for its horn. In certain cultures, the rhino’s horn is believed to have medicinal and virile-endowing qualities. This belief is erroneous. Since hunting the rhino is illegal, poachers must act fast and therefore unscrupulously, taking no heed as to the animal’s welfare. For more regarding this travesty, see