SARAH ANNE JOHNSON /// ARTIC WONDERLAND
Canadian artist Sarah Anne Johnson completed her MFA at Yale in 2004 with a thesis project entitled Tree Planting. This ambitious installation recorded her summers spent in northern Canada in which she engaged in the communal activity of reforesting as a means of income. In this project, Johnson combines straight photographs with photographs recording "tableaux," scenes she created with little sculptural figures set in the landscape. These vignettes extend beyond the photographs she took during her summers in Canada, illustrating what Johnson experienced both visually and emotionally. Johnson conceived of the show project as an installation, forming a large narrative displayed on curved walls.
☁ SARAH ANNE JOHNSON