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Populate! update #24 (Masking tape monster)

Behind the scenes

The joys of working with a lot of masking tape? Getting to make a masking tape monster.

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Better still, seeing what's there on the walls when the masking tape's peeled away.

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The pattern on view there is the evolving backdrop for Jess Johnson's Wurm Whorl Narthex, which is upstairs at our 209 Tuam St exhibition space from Saturday. And here's the steady hand of the Gallery's Scott Jackson, demonstrating that this show's God is in the details.

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Next step, the dado rails and skirting boards, all in 'masking tape green'...

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After which, the works themselves, which will yield no quarter to the wall behind them when it comes to visual intensity.

Jess Johnson Boston Visionary Cell 2013. Pen, copic markers, metallic paint on paper

Jess Johnson Boston Visionary Cell 2013. Pen, copic markers, metallic paint on paper

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Exhibition
Jess Johnson: Wurm Whorl Narthex

Jess Johnson: Wurm Whorl Narthex

New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based artist Jess Johnson makes intricate drawings and painted environments that evoke other worlds and parallel realities.