New Art Highlights
9 - 15 April 2018
New Art Highlights of the week from Axisweb includes: James William Murray, Lorna Milner Johnson, Kirsty E. Smith and Davinia-Ann Robinson
Untitled (Joshua & Charlie), 2018 by James William Murray
polished graphite on panels in graphite frame
60 x 60 x 3
Fabric Offering, 2018 by Lorna Milner Johnson
A fabric offering. From the fabric of my domestic heritage to the domestic legacy that so many people have made, co existed with and bequeathed to exist beyond their lifetime.
Buggles, 2018 by Kirsty E. Smith
Mixed media sculpture
Currently installed at Burghley Sculpture Gardens as part of 'Otherworldly 2018'
Naomi And The Others, 2018 by Davinia-Ann Robinson
As a teenager I watched a documentary which investigated the history of the Black Supermodel, her rise in the fashion world, racism and inequality. I discovered that up until the 1990’s some designers would draw illustrations of Black Models walking in their shows as a smudge or scribble alongside beautifully illustrated drawing of White Models. Naomi And The Others investigates what the value of my body as a non Black model may have when the Black Supermodels body was deemed ineligible and unimportant in a setting which is reliant on her physical form. The pieces are the same height as me and are created from heating white thermal paper, which darken when heat is applied.