Meet Fresh!AiR Jaymie Johnson: September 20th & 24th!

September – October 2017

Visiting Fresh! AiR Artist Jaymie Johnson, Vancouver, BC

A partnership between the Caetani Centre and the Allan Brooks Nature Centre.

Upcoming Events:

Youth and Adult Cordage Workshops:

In partnership with RespectFest, Jaymie Johnson will be hosting youth and adult cordage workshops with natural materials on the Caetani Centre grounds.

Wednesday, September 20th: 4-7pm
Sunday, September 24th: 12-4pm

Gallery Exhibition, Artist Talk, and Reception:

Monday, October 23rd, 7-9 pm
Artist talk starts at 7:30pm
Caetani Cultural Centre Studio Gallery

Jaymie Johnson is an installation artists visiting from Vancouver, BC who received her BFA from Emily Carr University. During her stay at the Caetani Centre, Jaymie will be focusing on creating a community engaged outdoor installation, semi-permanent in physicality, with an educational and ecological legacy within the
community.

Permanent Public Sculpture, Corten Steel and Embossed Concrete, 6 x 6 x 6 ft
Pemberton Plaza, North Vancouver, BC
​2017

The intersection between art, ecology, and community is the focus of my practice which is
rooted in an embodied mindfulness, a passion for food from seed to taste-bud, and a deep
curiosity and respect for the ecosystems which we are a part of.

With a technical background in printmaking my practice has expanded to become an
interdisciplinary one in which site-specificity, social and environmental impact, and research
through observation, experimentation, and collaboration are of equal importance to form and
aesthetics. My material practice is ever-evolving and includes sculpture, installation, community
engagement, printmaking, papermaking, drawing, mapping, walking, the use of and
collaboration with plant and earth materials, weaving of invasive plants, and most recently
pedagogy.

With a process driven and durational approach, I utilize this variety of media to
explore our impact upon and relationship with the “natural” world. My current focus rests
specifically in plants: our connection and co-evolution with them; their culinary, medicinal, and
energetic properties; and the responsible use of invasive plants as art material.

I am inspired by the notion of artist as connector and instigator of social change, and through
my practice aim to invoke a simultaneously conceptual and visceral affect.

Carmen Thompson, Jaymie Johnson and Janice Buick at the Allan Brooks Nature centre.

 

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