James Kalm slips into North Chelsea and button-holes the artist Aaron Johnson for a peripatetic tour of his version of “Redneck Surrealism”. Johnson has received critical attention for his unusual methods of constructing paintings. Exploring two distinct directions of work, this show presents both the “reversed peel paintings” (a process working from a transparent picture plane back in space), and the new “sock paintings”. Despite the mode, there remains a fierce, grotesque figuration employing intense colors that critiques a brutal Americana of fly over country. This program was recorded April 28, 2017 in Chelsea.