The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Monday, May 21, 2018

Exhibition of new work by British artist Paul Johnson on view at Camden Arts Centre
Installation view of Paul Johnson: Teardrop Centre at Camden Arts Centre, 2017. Photo: Damian Griffiths. Courtesy Camden Arts Centre.

LONDON.- Camden Arts Centre presents an exhibition of new work by British artist Paul Johnson. For this ambitious installation, Johnson dismantled his entire studio and reconstruct fragments in Gallery 3.

For Teardrop Centre, Johnson breaks down every aspect of his studio: from architectural and structural elements such as the flooring and his studio door, to the more humble and even mundane, such as discarded coffee cup lids and receipts. Johnson is interested in the potential for any of these things to transform into art works. In this exhibition, Johnson takes works that have been meticulously crafted over long periods of time and juxtaposes them with newly cast sculptures of found objects and remnants from his daily activities, questioning the value of labour and considering the potential of materials.

Johnson’s work is anchored by an enquiry into the way objects and images can transition historically, mentally and physically when filtered through the hand of the artist. Across his practice Johnson gathers found materials and creates small, labour-intensive sculptures, collages and large-scale installations that stimulate imaginary associations for the viewer to decode. Many of Johnson’s works have a diaristic quality; in Wallet (5 Years), 2010-15, years of collected material from his travels form a sculpture moulded inside the artist’s pocket, blurring the line between his everyday life and studio practice.

For Johnson, the contemporary studio evokes a sense of uncertainty and anxiety. Taking apart every aspect of his studio suggests a destructive impulse or a cathartic process: taking stock and clearing everything out. Through the process of disassembling and recasting his entire studio, Johnson posits the studio as a conceptual space, as well as physical.

Teardrop Centre sees the artist return to Camden Arts Centre almost a decade after undertaking a residency in 2007, a period which he describes as a pivotal moment in his practice.

As part of the exhibition, Johnson will take part in a series of public programme events. Highlights include a discussion alongside fellow artist Katie Schwab and writer Emily LaBarge considering the mental and physical environment of the artist’s studio, as well as a talk on our relationship with non-human things with philosopher Timothy Morton.

Paul Johnson (b.1972) lives and works in London. Johnson has exhibited at Focal Point Gallery, Southend (2015), Usher Gallery, The Collection Museum, Lincoln (2013-2014), The Nunnery (2011-12), Saatchi Gallery, London (2010), CAPC, Bordeaux (2010), Frieze Art Fair, London (2011), Armory Art Fair, New York (2010), Ancient & Modern, London (2009) and Mizuma Gallery, Tokyo (2008).

Today's News

April 17, 2017

Builders find lost archbishops of Canterbury in London's St Mary's-at-Lambeth crypt

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit arrives at the Heard Museum

Dresden State Art Collections opens two new permanent exhibitions in the Armoury in the Renaissance wing

The Met reunites Caravaggio's last two paintings in exhibition

Eli Wilner & Co. to hold lecture and exhibition on the design and function of the Orientalist picture frame

Kate O'Donovan Cook awarded major grant

Total Charlie: Chaplin fans set a world record

AD magazine and PIASA to stage auction of furniture conceived by artists, decorators and designers

Ancient sacred art resurrected in city of Jesus's birth

Felicja Blumental International Music Festival announces highlights from this year's edition

Peter Blum's first exhibition of works by the Swiss artist Sonja Sekula to open in New York

Almine Rech Gallery opens exhibition of works by Ziad Antar

Nara Roesler opens exhibition of works by Daniel Buren

Heritage Museums & Gardens opens "Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views"

New exhibition celebrates affordable and accessible art

Ronny Quevedo presents a series of new and site-specific works at the Queens Museum

Musicians chase fame on west Africa's musical islands

mudac exhibits the work of Swiss designer David Bielander

Exhibition of new work by British artist Paul Johnson on view at Camden Arts Centre

Deborah Emont Scott named Louise Taft Semple President/CEO of the Taft Museum of Art

New, multi-sensory exhibition features work from growing collection of Latin American art

Exhibition at Rowan University Art Gallery explores the way the food system works

Intuit celebrates Henry Darger's 125th birthday with new exhibition

Sleeping Beauty: Charlotte Jackson Fine Art opens group exhibition

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Boy and an amateur archaeologist unearth legendary Danish king's trove in Germany

2.- Exhibition at The Met illustrates what visitors encountered at The palace of Versailles

3.- Philadelphia Museum of Art opens "Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950"

4.- Exhibition at Michael Hoppen Gallery presents a cross-section of works from Thomas Mailaender's career

5.- New York's Chelsea Hotel celebrity door auction raises $400,000

6.- Stevie Ray Vaughan's first guitar drives Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction to nearly $2.9 million

7.- Lichtenstein's Nude with Blue Hair tops $2.4 million sale of Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples

8.- $6.7 million Fancy Intense Blue Diamond sets auction record at Sotheby's New York

9.- Mexico court blocks sales of controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll

10.- Dutch museums to conduct new research on the paintings of Pieter de Hooch

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful