Mallary Johnson: Rituals For Remembering


Wednesday, May 4 - Sunday, May 29, 2016

First Friday: May 6, 5:00 -9:00 p.m.

Artist Reception: Saturday May 7, 3:00- 6:00 p.m.

Artist Talk: Wednesday, May 18, 7:00 p.m.  

Rituals for Remembering is a new body of work using hand-made plant based pigments on paper. The series explores the relationship between biology and geometry, taking inspiration from the underlying mathematical design of organic life.

Strips of paper dyed with plant extracts are woven or pieced back together to produce collages foregrounding tensions between natural materials and hard-edge formal strategies.

Inspired by the philosophy of slow design, this project initiates a process-based investigation into the personal, cultural and environmental implications of pigment sourcing and selection in visual production.  

Approximations I, (Hand-dyed paper),  22 x 30"