LeahlaniJohnson | Low Relief 2013
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Low Relief

Low Relief

2013

Low Relief, group exhibition, Damien Minton Gallery
Curated by Connie Anthes, 17 December 2013 (only)

“Inspired by two sets of gun-metal grey plan drawers acquired by artist Connie Anthes when Sydney’s last map shop closed in 2011. Low Relief explored the possibilities of shallow space and its relation to mapping place, time and ideas of perception. Twenty artists each responded to a drawer with its original label intact, with the work to be displayed in situ and experienced one-on-one by the audience. Artists include  Matthew Allen, Sarah Breen Lovett, Catherine Cassidy, Criena Court, Michaela Gleave, Sarah Goffman, David Haines, Janet Haslett, Greg Hodge, Leahlani Johnson, Anna Kristensen, Abbas Makrab, Noel McKenna, Ian Millis, Eric Niebuhr, Peter Nelson, Madeleine Preston, Peter Sharp, Floria Tosca and Paul Williams.”
Further project informationReview by Chloé Wolifson, Das Platforms

6 Sheets, 2013, Cardboard, paper, watercolour and acrylic paint in paper, fabric, string, plastic, found material, 60cm (h) x 120cm (w) x 5cm (d)

In responding to the drawer ‘6 Sheets’ for Low Relief, I wanted to reveal a connection to its past as a set of map draws. Interpreting ‘6 Sheets’ as having a functional requirement, limiting the amount of materials in the work to only six sheets of either different paper, cardboard or fabric. The various materials connected through a sense of nostalgia, referencing methods of personal mapping in quilt making.

Photography: Alex Wisser