An MFA solo exhibition by Amanda Johnson, graduate in Graphic Design and Printmaking.
On display April 6 – 10, 2015 The Levitt Gallery, Art Building West 141 N Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA
This body of work explores multiple technical and aesthetic methods of representing complex statistical information in an approachable visual language, bridging the boundaries between data science, graphic design and fine arts. Ordinary data charts are combined together with other charts and diagrams and transformed in unexpected ways in order to form the basic structure of mythical landscape scenes. Line plots over time become the rising and falling curves of hills and mountains, bar charts are morphed into industrial factories on the horizon, and bubble charts become billowing smoke, a forest of trees, or a school of fish. The hope is that the work will act as an engaging alternative to traditional data representation and will encourage curiosity and a fresh perspective.
New Worlds: Mapping Alternatives solo exhibition
An MA solo exhibition by Amanda Johnson, graduate in Graphic Design and Printmaking.
February 10 – 15, 2014 Drewelowe Gallery, University of Iowa Studio Arts Building 1375 Highway 1 West, Iowa City, Iowa 52242
The only true voyage of discovery, the only fountain of Eternal Youth, would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes, to behold the universe through the eyes of another, of a hundred others, to behold the hundred universes that each of them beholds, that each of them is. --Marcel Proust
Flagscapes solo exhibition
A solo exhibition by Amanda Johnson, graduate in Graphic Design and Printmaking.
April 1 – 29, 2014 Kendall Gallery, Iowa Memorial Union 125 N Madison St, Iowa City, IA 52242
Not Akzidenz graduate group show
March 31 – April 5, 2013 Levitt Gallery, The University of Iowa Art Building West 141 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, Iowa, 52246
Dymax Redux by the Buckminster Fuller Institute
My poster was a contest finalist and favorite pick of guest critic and architect Shoji Sadao: "A dramatic graphic take off on the map and gives important information about one of the basic problems that needs to be solved." - Shoji Sadao