Artists Space

Wall Drawing

October 24 – November 21, 1981

Glenys Johnson is an English artist whose recent "Wall Drawing" constitutes a change in her previous conceptual and theatrical work. The drawing, a composite of mutant feminine figures rendered directly on a plaster ground, refer to mythological, Early Christian and Pagan iconography. Johnson's play with the dislocation and temporalness of negative/positive imagery dramatizes the metaphor of a personal hesitancy and loss of control. Johson presents her images as signs of vulnerability. A variant of this installation was recently shown at Lisson Gallery in London.

Multi-wall drawing of various figures visible in gallery space.
Wall Drawing. Installation view, Artists Space, 1981. [Multi-wall drawing of various figures visible in gallery space.]

Programming at Artists Space is partially supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation.