Very excited to announce a new solo exhibition coming up at Stockroom Kyneton in March 2019. Presenting a new exploration of identity within the landscape, Cusp is a series that intertwines landscape images, the road and portraits of a 16 year old teenager Maela. All photographs have been taken in regional Victoria.
My recent video work Becoming Por Por (after Beckett's Not I) will be on at Stockroom in Kyneton as part of a group show curated by Siying Zhou.
Poked by a bone in a cupboard
SIYING ZHOU (curator) . BRIDGET GRIFFITHS . KA-YIN KWOK . LOU HUBBARD . PIA JOHNSON . SANJA PAHOKI . MIN WONG
Stockroom presents Poked by a bone in a cupboard, a group exhibition of video works, curated by artist SIYING ZHOU and featuring BRIDGET GRIFFITHS, KA-YIN KWOK, LOU HUBBARD, PIA JOHNSON, SANJA PAHOKI, Min MIN WONG and SIYING ZHOU. These works, from seven Australian artists who vary in art practices, career status, and socio-cultural upbringing. explore family, immigration and relationships. In their respective careers, the artists have been independently drawn to explore family relationships in video work. Poked by a bone in a cupboard brings these videos together, showing diverse family portraits through a range of video narrations. This exhibition intends to offer a space where the relationship between parents and their children are perceived and contemplated through video medium and an art means.
The conceptual initiation of this exhibition comes from SIYING ZHOU’s relationship with her parents. After living apart from her parents for almost a decade, ZHOU experienced a growing detachment from her parents. ZHOU’s parents moved to Australia in 2014 following their retirement. Through making videos of her parents, ZHOU noticed an improvement in her relationship with them. This led ZHOU to wonder: is this experience unique to a family of immigrants? What kind of relationships do her friends have with their families? With this inquiry, she began her search, among her peers, for video works on families. This exhibition is a result of this questions: how may video-making be used by children understand their parents and themselves? How may this process be used to examine the psychological attachment between parents and their children and to gain emotional support from social community outside the family?
11 August - 2 September 2018
OPENING : SATURDAY 11 AUGUST FROM 4:30 PM
Very excited to announce that I will be conducting two masterclasses on photography and portraiture at Stockroom Kyneton this year. Please go here for more information: https://stockroomspace.com/pia-johnson-masterclass
Delighted to be part of Stockroom's Mixed Tape exhibition opening this Saturday 14 Jan, and running until the 5 Feb. I'm presenting some new work titled Into Our First World. Here's a couple of the photographs ready to be installed! www.stockroomk.com