Sarah Anne Johnson

Border Crossings
By Benjamin Klein
Volume 40, Issue 156

“In the gallery space, the works in the show generate an encompassing physically felt sensation—of being in the landscape and of having the invisible-made-seen. The primal quality of the scenery permeates our senses. The space of the images seems to quiver and tesselate, and implies the presence of a greater than three-dimensional spatial fabric, invoking various notions from particle physics and non-Euclidian geometry to Theosophy and New Age spirituality (in a fully knowing, open-minded way).”

Sarah Anne Johnson Takes Us on a ‘Trip’ to Utopian Woodlands

By Joseph R. Wolin
December 23, 2020

“Sarah Anne Johnson comes honestly by her love of the natural world and the communitarian alternative lifestyles it inspires. Her 2020 series of photos, titled ‘Woodland’, featured in her latest outing at Yossi Milo Gallery, pictures Manitoba forests. Most of the images portray dense stands of scrubby trees, their ordinariness countered by bright colours filling interstices between the twigs and branches. The effect conjures stained glass or, at times, fluttering Tibetan prayer flags. Created with a range of means – from Photoshop to applied oil and acrylic paint, photo-retouching ink, metallic leaf and collaged holographic foil – the artist’s manipulations appear various and inventive as they evoke the kitsch of children’s craft projects.”

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Exhibition Review: Sarah Anne Johnson at Yossi Milo

By Sara Beck
October 27, 2020

“In the midst of a global pandemic, Sarah Anne Johnson’s photographs feel particularly topical. Johnson, a Canadian-American multidisciplinary artist, seems to consciously reject the misconception that photography is an art form meant to capture reality. By using a variety of techniques such as painting, retouching, scratching, and burning to alter the surfaces of her photos, she gives viewers a glimpse into a reality that cannot be captured with a camera.”

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