Sydney Contemporary 2017
7 - 10 September 2017
Photography by Jacquie Manning.
Over the past two years, Locust Jones has been creating a series of large-scale vertical scroll drawings. For Sydney Contemporary the artist presented a new large-scale drawing installation titled Deep Space Hijack (2017) that expands upon this body of work.
Writing about Deep Space Hijack the artist notes: "The work is a continuation of current themes in my practice relating to world politics, conflict, refugees, the environment and personal narratives. My medium is predominately drawing on paper using ink. Imagery is quickly rendered using bamboo. The imagery depicted is collected from multiple news sites and other sources of current affairs, interlaced with diarist events. My work is often large-scale (up to 100 metres long), imagery is piled up and overlaid onto long scrolls of paper in quick secession."