Anthony Johnson A foreign fork in the cutlery drawerOpening: Wednesday 4 July 6 - 8 pm Dates: 4 July - 28 July 2018
A car idling poorly
A garden snail held in hibernation on a moveable wall
The imagined arc of a swinging axe engraved in memory of a rainbow
The fossilised remains of a credit transaction
A t-shirt worn only when flying, now in stasis
The architect’s view removed and seen from the floor below
The length of a limousine,
Anthony Johnson was born in Sydney in 1974. Since 2000 he has resided predominately in Hobart, Australia.
He is known for his poetic and humorous approach to objects and his ability to re-contextualise situations to articulate his ideas. He engages a breadth of different media, utilising performance, photography and sculpture to bring into question his implicated role as artist/protagonist, relative to materiality and context by exploring subtle modes of disrupting our perception of the spaces we occupy.
Anthony has undertaken numerous residencies nationally and internationally and holds an extensive twenty-year exhibition history at artist-run initiatives, contemporary art spaces and museums throughout Australia.
A foreign fork in the cutlery drawer
Text by Sarah Jones