Dot-Art: Cognitive Dissonance, Joanne Thompson

10 December – 1 February

Joanne Thompson’s enjoyment of the creative started during early childhood where she spent hours learning the skills of domestic crafts with her Grandmother. After leaving school Joanne studied Art and Design at the North East Wales School of Art & design, winning numerous in-house awards. She then worked for some years in textiles developing extensive experience in the use of a range of materials. She returned to study for a Fine Art (Hons) degree graduating in 2007, when her degree show was highly praised for its unusual and creative use of multi-media. A selection of her large scale works, demonstrating her innovative use of materials, can be seen at the dot-art Showroom this winter.


The artist says of her practice:

“My work concentrates on exploring the interface between memory and experience. By examining the oscillation between my memory’s psychological understanding and the physical process of the creative present I attempt to integrate my inner cerebral reality with the outside world. I rely upon my personal sensation of a subject and work intuitively allowing the artistic process to evolve naturally. The work is only finished when my perception of the subject returns as a visual object.


As the Artist Howard Hodgkins States; “A painting is finished when the subject comes back, when what has caused the painting to be made comes back as an object.” The final image offers the viewer the freedom to discover his or her own interpretation.”


The exhibition is open to the public from 12-6pm Monday to Friday and by appointment, at dot-art, 16 Queen Avenue, Castle Street, Liverpool, L2 4TX. Please call 0845 017 6660 or see for more information or to make an appointment. All work is for sale and admission is free.


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