Group show at Arthaus Contemporary
Works by Judith Lawson and Jana Wood (Toipoto)
With Milvia Romici and Penny Hacking
Four artists respond to a period of lockdown, trying to make sense of a different way of being, maintaining their art practices while living in what feels like an in-between time, treading water and staying afloat.
Judith Lawson works with found materials in painting. She considers the strangeness of being in lockdown, the rush of humanity to protect itself, to wear masks, to dispose of millions of them by the minute, and to continue with gross over consumption and waste.
Jana Wood has moved to a small West Coast town to live and paint during Covid. Her painting practice has slowed, as life has paused during these last couple of years. She has had more time to contemplate nature, weather patterns, and the seasons.