"Sue Johnson and General Pitt-Rivers: Collecting Patterns - The curious response of a 21st century artist to a 19th century archaeologist"
1 February - 10 May, 2014
Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum

For the first time, this exhibition draws together a comprehensive selection of the two series of work Johnson created for the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford in response to the illustrations in Pitt-Rivers’ ‘second collection’ manuscript catalogue. It then goes on to show new work inspired by the Pitt-Rivers Wessex Collection at the Salisbury Museum. "Armchair Archaeology: A Pitt Rivers Wallpaper Collection" are new designs that illuminate both everyday and unusual objects, drawing intriguing connections between the patterns of Pitt-Rivers’ collecting practices and those found on the surfaces of the objects themselves.

The Nature of Curious Objects: Sue Johnson's Paper Museum
Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
24 January - 10 June 2012


Exhibition catalogue, postcards and fine art reproductions of artworks in the exhibition available from the Museum Shop: http://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/shop.html

The Curious Nature of Objects
28 January to 19 June, 2011

Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

First part of an exhibition project inspired by the pictorial catalogue of Pitt-Rivers' "second" collection held at Cambridge University Library. http://web.prm.ox.ac.uk/rpr/

Moore Adventures in Wonderland
23 September 2009 - 8 June, 2010

This poetic archive and hyper-visual experience of Alice Through the Looking Glass using photography, illustration, digital collage and selected objects from the Museum’s collections uncovers the unexpected connections between Lewis Carroll and 20th-century poet, Marianne Moore.

In a collaboration with the Museum of the American Philosophical Society, Johnson was invited to create “visual stories” for the exhibition, "Treasures Revealed: 260 Years of Collecting at the APS." Her 21st-century take on themes such as silhouettes, natural history expeditions, moon mania, and atomic bomb testing are mounted alongside artifacts on display.

Lora Robins Gallery of Art From Nature
University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA (2007)
Exhibition includes: New Stories From Wonderland (Life of the Dodo), Incredible Edibles (ceramic sculptures), and Episodes in a Fantastic Landscape.
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