WONDERLAND: Sarah Anne Johnson 2002-2014

Triangle, 2011, Chromogenic print, embossed and screen printed, Edition of 4

The work of Sarah Anne Johnson (b.1976 Winnipeg, Canada) playfully, but pointedly bridges dualities between the real and imagined; factual and fictive; lived and desired. She works from an unapologetically personal perspective that reflects her growing concerns for the world, combined with the pursuit of a utopian place that re-mains tantalizingly out of reach. At every step Johnson attempts to nudge reality closer to her ideals, supplementing quixotic photographs with humble dioramas, sculpey figurines, painterly interludes, handcrafted doll-houses and all manner of modifications performed upon the photo itself. This survey exhibition brings together her five major bodies of work to date, along with two large-scale installations set in furtive, shimmering forest. As a whole, Wonderland presents the first opportunity to trace the continuity and inspiring evolution of this young artist’s practice. Curated by: Steven Matijcio, Curator, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

Asleep in the Forest, 2013, Lenticular print

Kissing Gold, 2013, Chromogenic print with gold leaf

Nadine, 2003, Chromogenic print

Volunteer, 2006, Gelatin silver print

Exhibition dates: February 5 – May 3, 2015

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