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FDP Colection x KDR305 presents: Johnny Defeo

05/18/2023 - 05/21/2023
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

FDP Collection and KDR305 are thrilled to present a solo exhibition of paintings by Taos-based artist Johnny DeFeo, alongside a curated selection of vintage furniture from the FDP Collection.

DeFeo’s paintings depict escapist tableaus of homes that emerge from a rich mix of fantasy and luxury, with views of sun-drenched domestic interiors in exaggerated environments. As a Plein-air painter, DeFeo begins each painting with a landscape, a place he either loves or longs to spend time within.

DeFeo defines each space with a series of parameters set by his senses, capturing a feeling of who may have lived or worked in these spaces. Each reimagined location is filled with vibrantly rendered furniture, paintings, sculptures, knickknacks, vegetation, and scenery, shaping an overarching portrait of the self that identifies objects and locations as signifiers of human characteristics.

DeFeo’s works are a quiet commentary on the real estate industry and land ownership, simultaneously covetable yet absurd through his eyes. In the absence of people, the paintings sit as empty spaces encouraging quiet exploration, engaging a part of the mind that desires to know a place more intimately, or better yet, to tempt viewers to travel there themselves.

Learn more at fairfaxdornprojects.com/presentations.


05/18/2023 - 05/21/2023
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST


FDP Collection
40 West 25th Street Gallery 215
New York, NY 10010 United States
Event Format
Live (indoor)
Event Type
Exhibition, Installation
Open to Public and Design Trade
Design Discipline
Interior Design