Joanna Lamb's show 'The Real Thing' opens in Albury at MAMA.
Joanna Lamb examines domestic, suburban living through a collection of contemporary still life works. The works draw on nostalgia both in their subject matter and materials, using tactile domestic materials such as Laminex and aluminium.
Lamb’s depiction of life using materials that are inherently unnatural speaks to the loss of nature and the advancement of the artificial.
The artist recalls “Growing up every kitchen I knew was covered in Laminex. Its tactile quality can be seductive…” However “Laminex as a material is suggestive of artifice… It is applied to surfaces to suggest something it is not”.
Joanna Lamb: This is Nowhere will show at Art Collective WA 13 October - 11 November 2017.