THOUGHTS THAT STOP (please stop)
Time & Location
About the Event
Saturday, July 10th: 3 - 6pm
Sunday, July 11th: 3 - 6pm
In the last 5 years, studio artist Johanne Marion's practice has gone through significant changes including a painful shift from an intuitive and joyful abstract process to a representational practice that is a constant battle with her thoughts and ingrained biases. The events of 2020 heightened this struggle to a point where her creative practice came to a near standstill. While her studio has been quiet, her thoughts have only grown louder building a wall of resistance.
This show shares the unromantic side of the creative process: An artist struggling to do something she once loved and did effortlessly while embracing her messy and often ridiculous inability to make simple decisions like: should she buy some new shoes?
This Second Saturday on The Alameda, visit Visual Philosophy to get a look at Johanne Marion’s creative process, from concept creation and mind mapping to sketches and final piece. She will be present, working on a sequence illustrating her internal debate over whether or not she needs new shoes (most would say, yes, most definitely she does).
Or maybe creating another sketchbook out of shopping bags because the world is burning and she can't stop thinking of: reduce, reuse, recycle!
Find Johanne Marion at her: