The Curious Response of a Modern Artist to a Nineteenth Century Archaeologist

The Curious Response of a Modern Artist to a Nineteenth Century Archaeologist Goldfishing Bowl © Sue Johnson

Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 14:00 to 16:00

Booking: Booking required. Please contact the museum.
Cost:

£10.00 members; £12.00 non-members. Includes talk, tour of the exhibition and tea and cake from 3.30 pm in the King's House Cafe. 

An illustrated talk by the American artist Sue Johnson in association with her major new exhibition at Salisbury Museum, Collecting Patterns  (1 February 2014 - 10 May 2014). Sue's work is built on traditions of still life, vanitas and memento mori, artefacts of the everyday - the familiar and ephemeral. Her new exhibition brings together paintings that are witty and thought-provoking.

During this talk, Sue will discuss her newly-created work, inspired by the collections at Salisbury Museum, alongside work produced as part of the Rethinking Pitt Rivers Project at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford. She will put this in context of her working practice in which she considers how the juxtaposition of typically unrelated materials suggests new ways of looking at things.