'Changing Hands' | Smith Studio | Cape Town

Claire Johnson’s first solo exhibition 'Changing Hands' features acrylic paintings, linocuts and fabric works in cotton, linen and leather. Her approach involves flattening of three-dimensional items into less discernible two-dimensional forms, with those shapes then intuitively arranged into abstracted compositions. The colour is chosen quickly and instinctively. The subject of her work is always an object, whether personal or not. Stripped of context, the meaning of the work is completed by the viewer, who is less passive observer than active participant in the process.