Gallery Exhibition and Artist Talk with Fresh!AiR Artist Jaymie Johnson October, 23rd 7-9pm

“Plants and Plastic: Seeking Comfort in the Age of the Anthropocene”

Gallery Exhibition and Artist Talk with Fresh!AiR Artist Jaymie Johnson

Monday, October 23rd 7-9pm. Artist talk begins at 7:30pm.

Gallery Hours:

October 25th: 4-7pm
October 26th: 11-2pm
October 27th: 4-7pm

Exhibition is open to the public and free of charge!

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.

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.

 

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