& Exhibitions

Maidoff Gallery
Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:00 to
Sun, 02/25/2018 - 19:00

WORK(IN)SPACE: Lindsey Katharine Johnson

Exhibition of a series of works comprised of 8 paintings and handwritten stories by SACI MFA candidate in Studio Art Lindsey Katharine Johnson.

Lindsey Katharine Johnson - Delineation of a Void

February 21-25, 2018
Opening: Wednesday, February 21 at 5pm

Maidoff Gallery
Via Sant'Egidio 14, Florence

'Delineation of a Void' represents a pause in the artist’s life in which she looks back over the last eight years. Originally based on the idea of the female condition, the project evolved into a way for the artist to gain distance and see herself as a multifaceted individual.

By utilizing the language of iconic symbolism, Johnson explores the different ways one may gain the perspective necessary to process major life events while placing a particular emphasis on what it means to experience these events in a female-assigned body. The creation of the series became a type of autobiographical navigation where buried problems and memories resurfaced, allowing the artist to translate their impact. Each work acts as a mirror for the artist to observe herself and capture moments in time that were crucial to her development, while meditating on their broader connection to humanity. The paintings and stories emerge from eight themes: sisterhood, love, gender identity, destiny, matrilineage, spirituality, the body, and death. Through this work she highlights the importance of understanding personal traumas not as weaknesses, but potential strengths that enable self-determination.

WORK(IN)SPACE is a new series of exhibition projects by SACI 2nd-Year MFA Candidates in Studio Art, Photography and Communication Design as part of the Professional Practicum Seminar. Students will work directly with SACI's Maidoff Gallery to critically engage with the challenges offered by preparing an exhibition. Working in a one-to-one relationship with SACI Instructors Daria Filardo and Pietro Gaglianò, students will step outside of their studio environment to rethink their work in an exhibition setting, learning to consider all the aspects, limitations and needs of the given space to achieve the best final result.

WORK(IN)SPACE will be held in the Maidoff Gallery and will include all phases of the exhibition, from the planning, to the installation and the opening of the solo show. Visitors are invited to attend the opening of the exhibitions, or visit during opening hours.

Gallery Hours:

Monday-Friday 9-19 / Saturday-Sunday 13-19

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 05:00 PM to Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 07:00 PM CEST

Maidoff Gallery
Via Sant'Egidio 14
50122 FI

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