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Jeanette Johns

Part Time Teaching, Print Media, Studio Arts

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Jeanette Johns is an artist from Treaty 1 Territory/Winnipeg who has lived in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal since 2010. As a visual artist, she uses simple images, illusions, or forms, especially those suggesting landscape, architecture or their innate structures (horizon lines, stairs and windows) to point to how we observe and move through space. She reminds viewers of the scientific conventions and logical principles that govern our understanding of the world and lets the natural phenomena intelligible to us as humans sit as a familiar and poetic voice. This connection to a larger history and passing of time also comes through showcasing traditional use of craft and what’s possible when combining material knowledge and human hands. Johns’ practice has focused on printmaking but in the last few years, has added a new working language by learning to weave on a floor loom. Johns has taken part in exhibitions and residencies across Canada and internationally. Her work is in the collection of the Bibliotèque et Archives nationales du Québec, Toronto Dominion Bank, Manitoba Hydro and numerous private collections.

Plain Hunt on Four: 4321 screen-print on paper, plant dye (sumac berries) sérigraphie sur papier, teinture végétale (baies de sumac) 26”x42” 2023 Edition of 3
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