17th October – 18th November 2017
Joni Smith is a highly skilful paper and installation artist. Manipulating fragments of maps and atlases, Joni cuts and twists them to create exquisitely intricate artworks. Some of the pieces are constructed from hundreds of paper squares. A combination of darts and twists enable these pieces to be reconnected without glue or tape.
Joni devises a set of rules to follow and from then on she become machine-like in her adherence to them. Through this labour intensive process, as each piece takes shape it is clear to see one world breaking down as another parallel one emerges. By dissecting and reassembling everyday objects and subverting their original intensions Joni is creating a new landscape and new way of seeing.