OPENING Wednesday 11.9.19 from 6pm
Quota Supernova – Zero Gravity Galleries @ Mothership Studios
As part of the upcoming Sydney Fringe Festival, we invite you to the opening of “Quota Supernova” – An exhibition of new works by Zoë Walford and Shannon Johnson.
This show is comprised of mixed media pieces exploring Ideas of what it is to be female in all its pain and glory. A personal reflection comprising furious ponies, pole dancers and a Kings Cross witch/icon are a few allies. Using acrylic, spray paint, collage and drawing, the work moves through pop art, street art, neo expressionism and dada to create punk and whimsical works too bring joy, reflection and escapism.
Exhibition Opens: Wednesday 11th September 6pm-10pm
Fabulous guest performance by Dweeb City at 9pm
Exhibition runs from 11th – 22nd of September 2019
Gallery hours: 10 – 5 Saturdays & Sundays.
Weekdays by appointment. Zoë 0431377658. Shannon 0417456073
Zoë Walford is a mixed media artist combining collage, drawing and paint. She satirically celebrates themes such as sexuality, mythological creatures, as well as human characters in internal self-portraits. She takes influence from urban environments, films, Punk, 80’s cartoons, artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Hannah Höch, Kurt Schwitters and Gareth Sansom just to name a few.
Shannon Johnson‘s work is informed by the visual information of the city streets, from graffiti, advertisements, to deco tiles on shop fronts, and peeling paint. She explores high and low art, with influences like Warhol, Basquiat and the French Nouveaux Realiste Jacques de la Villagre. Her work incorporates collage, spray paint, drawing and tends to be quite texture heavy. Dada’s readymades and Rauschenburgs also informs her mixed media paintings. Inspiration comes in found objects, ripped posters on the streets, abandoned buildings, old books and stories, second hand toys, child hood memories, giant trees, mysterious deep-sea creatures, thunder storms, and graffiti.
“GIRL BAND FROM SPACE, WE CAME TO EARTH TO MAKE EARS BLEED AND KNEES WEAK. ”
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