Joni Smith enhances and re-imagines the perceptual mapping out of a landscape on paper, playfully using collage and cutting techniques to create new associations between different map locations. Her paper constructions are perfectly re-formed on the page, knowing just how far to go in breaking down the satellite accuracy of GPS in modern map-making to open up potential for her alternate interpretation. Impeccably handcrafted, Smiths work encompasses drawing, paper cutting, painting installation and sculpture.
We are showing Joni alongside 5 other Norfolk-based artists in Ordinary Worlds – an exhibition of artists who share a common interest in representing landscape and interpreting the topographic in their work – each artist shows how we might compose landscape to suit our outlook rather than merely reflect upon a visual likeness or land use. Between them, what they depict is anything but ordinary.
CREAKE ABBEY, NEAR BURNHAM MARKET, NR21 9LF
OPEN UNTIL AUGUST 23, OPEN DAILY 10AM TO 4PM – FREE ENTRY