Artist Kim Johnson finds assemblage material on her self-assigned life trails. Sometimes that when she’s cross training on Lone Mountain, or what she see's in the streets of the 18b Arts District while helping Ruzo Logic curate and assemble Guerrilla Kages. The scraps become mixed media works anchored with painted eyes peering out of forms shaped by the urban desert. That collection of hanging sculpture and paintings explore themes of microcosmic and macrocosmic, says Johnson, and the viewer becomes part of a larger ecosystem.
The eyes vary in size. “How big things get, or how small things get . . . they are directly related one another.” Johnson says preparing for her show that, to the artist, is also environmental statement. “Ecology studies are an underlying message. To create awareness out natural environment, and how we live in it,” she says, adding it’s also about "human beings react to each other.”
"Wunder Kammer" artist reception is May 29.
Seven Magic Mountains
Art Production Fund
Nevada Museum of Art