Johnson’s work is about the city space and the corporate world. The large populations of white collared workers in Perth suggest we are a society fixated on the notions of status and material success. Using materials found within this space (ie-staplers, paper and masking tape) the artist will create a map-like installation that comments on the nature of our contemporary society. As an artist, Johnson is interested in creating different types of drawings that document physical movement and social structures. Her work is site specific, referencing both architectural forms and human presence. This installation will be a drawing of the urban environment. ‘Through this work I am seeking to gain value of a different kind, that of creativity instead of capital’.
Laura Johnson | Masking tape lines with paper plane skies
Artist in Residence | 1 Aug - 3 Sep
- Laura Johnson
1 August – 3 September, 2006