Saturday, December 1st from 3-5
SALMON FALLS GALLERY
ONE ASHFIELD STREET • SHELBURNE FALLS, MA 01370
By using found objects, vintage photos, and textiles as her base, artist Amy Johnquest (AKA the BannerQueen) alters and paints over these materials creating transcendent atmospheres. Ranging from the sublime to cosmic jokes, Johnquest likes to consider the big picture (life and death) in a reverent yet playful way. Johnquest obtained the moniker of BannerQueen in 1999 when she began painting sideshow banner themed art with a pop culture twist. Much of her work continues to evoke a carnivalesque feel and it often advertises things that are not for sale or perhaps may not even exist.
During this exhibition signed copies of her book “Altered Ancestors” along with some of the original art featured in the book will be available and on view as well