WONDERLAND: Sarah Anne Johnson at CAM Raleigh

Posted in Bordernews by Border Crossings on March 6 2015

Border Crossings is pleased to announce the exhibition of Winnipeg artist Sarah Anne Johnson (represented by the Julie Saul Gallery) at CAM Raleigh this February. Curated by Steven Matijcio of Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) and introduced in the accompanying publication with an opening essay by Border Crossings Editor Meeka Walsh, the mid-career survey shows works from Johnson’s five largest bodies of work: Tree Planting (2002-2005), The Galapagos Project (2006), House on Fire (2009), Arctic Wonderland (2010-2011), Asleep in the Forest (2012) and Wonderlust (2013).

Photography from exhibition installation and opening taken by Jillian Clark www.jillianclarkphoto.com.



Gallery

  • Sarah Anne Johnson: WONDERLAND at CAM Raleigh, February 6 - May 3, 2015. Photography by Jillian Clark of jillianclarkphoto.com

  • Unpacking the figures from The House, The Galapagos Project series. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Canada.

    Sarah Anne Johnson: WONDERLAND at CAM Raleigh, February 6 - May 3, 2015. Photography by Jillian Clark of jillianclarkphoto.com

  • Sarah Anne Johnson: WONDERLAND at CAM Raleigh, February 6 - May 3, 2015. Photography by Jillian Clark of jillianclarkphoto.com

  • Sarah Anne Johnson: WONDERLAND at CAM Raleigh, February 6 - May 3, 2015. Photography by Jillian Clark of jillianclarkphoto.com

  • Sarah Anne Johnson: WONDERLAND at CAM Raleigh, February 6 - May 3, 2015. Photography by Jillian Clark of jillianclarkphoto.com

  • Unpacking The House, 2005, mixed media, The Galapagos Project series. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Canada.

    Sarah Anne Johnson: WONDERLAND at CAM Raleigh, February 6 - May 3, 2015. Photography by Jillian Clark of jillianclarkphoto.com

  • Group Portrait, 2005. Sculpey, fabric, wire, metal, acrylic paint, foam and wood. Courtesy of the Artist.

    Sarah Anne Johnson: WONDERLAND at CAM Raleigh, February 6 - May 3, 2015. Photography by Jillian Clark of jillianclarkphoto.com

  • Installation shot, The Galapagos Project series, 2007. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Canada.

    Sarah Anne Johnson: WONDERLAND at CAM Raleigh, February 6 - May 3, 2015. Photography by Jillian Clark of jillianclarkphoto.com

  • Explosion, 2008. Bronze and plastic. Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario.

    Sarah Anne Johnson: WONDERLAND at CAM Raleigh, February 6 - May 3, 2015. Photography by Jillian Clark of jillianclarkphoto.com

  • House on Fire, 2009. Mixed media. Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario.

    Sarah Anne Johnson: WONDERLAND at CAM Raleigh, February 6 - May 3, 2015. Photography by Jillian Clark of jillianclarkphoto.com

  • Poison Branch, 2008. Bronze and twigs. Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario.

    Sarah Anne Johnson: WONDERLAND at CAM Raleigh, February 6 - May 3, 2015. Photography by Jillian Clark of jillianclarkphoto.com

  • Schooner and Fireworks, 2012. Aluminum, steel, acrylic, insulation foam, acrylic paint, electrical Christmas lights, wooden boat, table, and silicon. Courtesy of Cirque du Soleil. At CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, NC

    Sarah Anne Johnson: WONDERLAND at CAM Raleigh, February 6 - May 3, 2015. Photography by Jillian Clark of jillianclarkphoto.com

  • Sarah Anne Johnson: WONDERLAND at CAM Raleigh, February 6 - May 3, 2015. Photography by Jillian Clark of jillianclarkphoto.com

  • Sarah Anne Johnson: WONDERLAND at CAM Raleigh, February 6 - May 3, 2015. Photography by Jillian Clark of jillianclarkphoto.com

  • Sarah Anne Johnson: WONDERLAND at CAM Raleigh, February 6 - May 3, 2015. Photography by Jillian Clark of jillianclarkphoto.com

  • Sarah Anne Johnson: WONDERLAND at CAM Raleigh, February 6 - May 3, 2015. Photography by Jillian Clark of jillianclarkphoto.com

  • Sarah Anne Johnson: WONDERLAND at CAM Raleigh, February 6 - May 3, 2015. Photography by Jillian Clark of jillianclarkphoto.com

  • Sarah Anne Johnson: WONDERLAND at CAM Raleigh, February 6 - May 3, 2015. Photography by Jillian Clark of jillianclarkphoto.com

  • Sarah Anne Johnson: WONDERLAND at CAM Raleigh, February 6 - May 3, 2015. Photography by Jillian Clark of jillianclarkphoto.com

  • Black Box, 2010. Chromogenic print, photospotting and acrylic inks, gouache and India ink. Courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery, New York.

  • Bubble, 2011. Chromogenic print, embossed and screen printed. Courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery, New York.

  • Party Boat, 2011. Scratched chromogenic print, photospotting and acrylic inks, gouache and marker. Courtesy of the Collection of Allen Thomas, Jr., Wilson, NC.

  • Fireworks and Schooner (Arctic Wonderland), My Winnipeg Project at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

  • Long Arms, 2013, digital C-print and oil paint, 42 x 28 inches. All images courtesy Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto and Julie Saul Gallery, New York.

  • Red Panties, 2013, digital C-print.

  • Scratches, 2013, digital C-print, 30 x 20 inches.

  • Happy Bubble, 2013, digital C-print and ink, 28 x 42 inches.

  • Nadine, 2005, Tree Planting series. Chromogenic print. Courtesy of the Artist.

  • Lady of the Lake, 2005, Tree Planting series. Chromogenic print. Courtesy of the Artist.

  • Morning Meeting, 2005, Tree Planting series. Chromogenic print. Courtesy of the Artist.

  • Volunteer, 2007, The Galapagos Project series. Gelatin silver print Courtesy of the National Gallery of Canada.

  • Swimming with Sharks, 2007, The Galapagos Project series. Chromogenic print. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Canada.

  • Family Tradition, 2008. Acrylic on inkjet. Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario.

  • White Out, 2008. Whiteout and graphite on inkjet. Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario.

  • Dancing with the Doctor, 2010.

  • Squirrel Head, 2008. Bronze and fabric. Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario.

  • Asleep in the Forest, 2012, mixed media installation.

Matijcio first worked with Johnson in her inaugural museum show at Winnipeg’s Plug In ICA in 2006 and sponsored her award-winning 2008 exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario as part of the prestigious Grange Prize. Johnson has continued to work at a prodigious pace since that time, and WONDERLAND brings together her five major bodies of work to date, as well as a pair of large-scale installations and live performance. In so doing, over a decade of Johnson’s bright, playful and consistently provocative work will be assembled into an exhilarating survey.

Border Crossings has published several pieces on the artist, including an in-depth interview in Issue 107 Winnipeg, as well as an extensive portfolio in Issue 126 Venice, in addition to several Crossovers and Borderviews (92, 99, 112, 113, 119). These issues are available to order and offer a glimpse into Johnson’s observant sparkle.

Exhibit opening and events listed below.

Opening Preview Thursday, February 5, 6-8pm

Free First Friday & Public Opening Friday, February 6, 6-10pm

Coffee & Conversation with the artist and curator Saturday, February 7, 11am

Performance: Dancing with the Doctor Thursday & Friday, March 19 & 20, 7pm Saturday, March 21, 11am

Location: CAM Raleigh - 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh, North Caroline, USA

Exhibition installation and opening night images taken by Jillian Clark.

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