Megan Woodard Johnson
Her mixed media approach illustrates how an accumulation of moments defines a total experience. The materials used carry the stories of learning, recording, and processing: vintage school books, ledgers, hand-written correspondence. The materials themselves each have a life and history, which is then woven into the stories Johnson tells by adding expressive layers of paint and drawing media.
Her recent work examines the notion of creating private spaces; places, both literal and imagined, that provide a sense of refuge. She is interested in how the creation of a personal space must be unique to each individual, while at the same time the experience of having or claiming these spaces is almost completely universal.