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Helen Johnson 'Dead Metaphor'
Private View 25 January 2012, 6pm to 8pm

Exhibition open 26.1.12 – 29.1.12    Thursday-Sunday 1pm - 6pm

Acme Project Space    44 Bonner Road London E2 9JS 

A new exhibition at the Acme Project Space consisting of a series of silk hangings that have been dyed and painted, their subject matter ranging from loom threads to early computer punch-cards to women modelling soviet silk couture. Artist Helen Johnson explains the title of her exhibition, ‘The dead metaphor is not something that has ceased to be, but something that has been rendered invisible through continuous use - taken as read, as with the outcomes of industrialisation.’ 

Helen is in London on a three-month Australia Council for the Arts residency managed by Acme Studios.


Helen is the current recipient of an Australia Council for the Arts London studio residency, hosted by Acme Studios. Selected solo exhibitions System Preferences – Sutton Gallery, Melbourne (2011); Universal Remote – Y3K Gallery, Melbourne (2011); An Effort of Memory – Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2010); On the Make – Utopian Slumps, Melbourne (2009). Selected group exhibitions Art2: Horsham – for the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (Curated by Hannah Mathews) Sutton Gallery at the Auckland Art Fair, New Zealand (2011); Stick It! Collage in Australian Art – National Gallery of Victoria, Australia (Curated by Alisa Bunbury) ARTHK10 art fair for Sutton Gallery, Hong Kong (2010).

The exhibition runs from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 January from 1pm to 6pm.

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