Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sarah Anne Johnson @ Julie Saul

Sarah Anne Johnson
House on Fire
Julie Saul Gallery
535 W 22nd Street
6th Floor
New York, NY
through November 14, 2009


In her third solo exhibition Canadian artist Sarah Anne Johnson continues her exploration of portraying experience through "straight" and "constructed" narrative. She uses paintings, photographs and bronze sculpture to tell the story of her grandmother's mistreatment under the care of Dr. Ewen Cameron. She has also constructed a huge “dollhouse” which will be shown as well.

Johnson's earlier work addressed more public and environmental issues and now she has turned her powerful expressive abilities to a powerful and personal subject. Sculpture plays a more prominent role for Johnson now, and she has evolved from the delicate Sculpey medium made just to be photographed to bold and powerful bronze figures, despite their diminutive 9" height. The Art Gallery of Ontario will exhibit this body of work just prior to our showing. Johnson's work is featured in many museum collections including the Guggenheim Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Canada.

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