Joanna Langford


The Quietening

  • 2006-2007
  • Mixed media on board
  • On loan from the Olivia Spencer Bower Foundation Award
  • 2200 x 1220mm
  • L02/2010

This mixed media work was part of Langford’s solo exhibition The Quietening at the end of her tenure as OSB artist in residence. The exhibition included a site specific construction as well as several works on board. Langford’s use of found materials such as plastic shopping bags, food, photographs and other everyday items, are transformed into magical environments or possibilities. The Quietening makes use of twisted plastic to create an enfolding arrangement or meditation. Like cumulus clouds, descending waterfalls or billowing fabric enlivened by the wind, white plastic is juxtaposed with delicate linear articulations. Langford likes to create a tension between the real and the fantastic.

Exhibition History