This is a collaborative work between mother and daughter duo, Jess and Cynthia Johnson. Jess Johnson is a New-Zealand born artist, currently based in New York. Her practice is influenced by the speculative intersection between language, science fiction, culture, technology and simulation. Working predominantly in drawings and installation, her recent video collaborations with Simon Ward have seen her drawings translated into a virtual realm. For the Auckland Art Fair 2018, Johnson presented a new body of work made in collaboration with her mother Cynthia Johnson, a quilt maker. The resulting works were pieced hand-made quilts featuring digital prints of Jess’s drawings. They signalled a new direction for the artist’s practice.
- Garland Magazine