A Day with Shannon Johnson
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#TOAFtakeover Hello Im Shannon Johnson, Im a Sydney based mixed media artist thats been collaging, spray painting sculpting drawing or about 15 years! Ive got some new stuff for you all today from my upcoming solo show in Redfern at '107', located at 107 Redfern St, Redfern. If you are in Sydney in the 25 of October come and have a bubbles with me! Heres a peak in my studio where paint flows all over the floor and nobody cares! #TOAFtakeover #takeovertuesday #TheOtherArtFair #ShannonJohnson #107Projects #untileverything
#TOAFtakeover Heres the sketch I did before the painting. Sketchbooks play a huge role in my artmaking process, and Ive always love them. My sketchbooks barely close when Im finished with them, full of sticky tape, bits of rubbish, toys, wallpaper tickets, nail polish. Ill definitely have a sketchbook show one day. Im also very interested in fonts and spend a lot of time creating my own fonts #TOAFtakeover #takeovertuesday #TheOtherArtFair #ShannonJohnson #untileverything
#TOAFtakeover Here a little group of my pill jars going in the show "Its Out Of My Hands- painting grey areas' I have a fridge full of vitamins and it strikes me as sort of control freaky the way we take vitamins and pills to manipulate our health and bodies. Somewhere between futile and empowered, taking pills is a good metaphor for the sentiment behind this work. Ive made about 50 of these so far and I want to exhibit them all together on shelves. Its an airdrying clay and is lovely and light and you can paint on them with anything. Some of these are spray painted, I have some gold leaf ones as well. #TOAFtakeover #takeovertuesday #TheOtherArtFair #ShannonJohnson #untileverything #itsoutofmyhands
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