Image: Jess Johnson, Municipal Wurm and Sapir-Whorf, 2015, gouache, pen, fibre-tipped markers on paper, 43.8 x 33.8cm. Private collection, Melbourne. Images courtesy and copyright of the artist

For her first solo show in WA, Jess Johnson (AUS/USA) will transform the gallery with a wallpaper installation based on the densely patterned and constructed worlds in her drawings.

Now based in New York, Johnson’s highly detailed works are populated with recurring fleshy forms, symbols, architectural features and humanoid figures. Appearing to draw on arcane imagery and science-fiction, Johnson’s drawings have developed their own complex visual cosmology and heavily reference one another. Hex Nemesis presents video work and a suite of drawings within the immersive installation of her wallpaper.

Jess Johnson is represented by Jack Hanley Gallery, New York; Darren Knight Gallery, Australia; and Ivan Anthony Gallery, New Zealand.