The Rhoades gallery contains large panels collaged with diamond-shaped vinyl wallpaper depicting images of palm trees and African masks. Layer upon layer of found imagery has been embellished with spray paint and daubs of melted black oil stick. Johnson sees the collages as ‘collisions’, explorations of abstraction where each individual component retains its identity, colliding with the other elements, rather than melding together to create a new image. These works explore the idea of mask-making both representatively, with overt references to African masks, and also in an abstract sense, with multi-layered imagery, masking what lies beneath.
Albert Camus' idea of morality in 'The Stranger' is completely unconventional and this can be seen through the protagonist who is a total embarrassment to the society in which he finds himself. This disparity between what is expected of Meursault and what he displays forms the basis of Albert Camus' philosophy of morality. There is a big question mark on conventional morality which the author finds to be absurd. He seems to be questioning the fabric of societal morality on grounds of motivation; are some of those values upheld merely for con... Read more →