Lorna Johnson is bringing this exhibition together as part of her practice-led PhD at the University of Leeds. Join us for a private view on Thursday 11 July, 6 to 8pm.
Lorna Johnson's research aims to unpick the relationship we have with collectively kept, hidden and lost objects discovered as hoards, focusing on hoards found in Yorkshire. Her research practice starts with making small object pieces, in response to her hoard research. She terms these pieces her small makes, an ongoing production of work which are her visual markers and can be seen as preliminary drawings. To earmark looks to bring together her PhD thinking and making process so far. Through the exhibition, she will consider why and do we value certain materials and objects over others?
The exhibition is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.
Lorna Johnson is an artist who lives and works in Leeds. She is currently undertaking a practice-led PhD in at the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds. Working predominantly to make artist-made objects, sculptural installations/assemblages and collage, Johnsons work is inclusive and experimental. Whilst there is a respect for the traditions of the techniques, she strives to offer a refreshing open approach to the materials and methods that might be utilised.
Image: Natural State - silver ingots (a small make). Image courtesy of Lorna Johnson.