Professor of Art Sue Johnson's Tapestry Works on Exhibition

Submitted by Lee Capristo on April 26, 2024 - 3:35 pm
April 26, 2024
By Lee Capristo

Sue Johnson’s Jacquard tapestry works from her "Ten Most Wanted Women" series appear in the exhibition, "POP! Art with Mass Appeal" from May 3 – September 22 at the Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center in Solomons, Maryland. Juried by Keri Towler, director of collections at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the exhibition showcases artworks that capture the essence or provide commentary on pop art’s evolution in the digital age. In Johnson’s "Ten Most Wanted Women" series, she looks back at mid-20th century commercial culture in America, a time when the new modern woman began to be and was idealized as sharing attributes with objects of domestic convenience, efficiency and planned obsolescence. The Jacquard machine-woven tapestries feature oversized portrait heads deriving from archival research and find historical context in Andy Warhol’s controversial "Thirteen Most Wanted Men" which was exhibited at the 1964 World’s Fair, New York State Pavilion.

Opening reception: Friday, May 3, 5-7 p.m. 

Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center is located at13470 Dowell Road, Solomons, MD 20688