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Artist's Opening Reception: Sarah Anne Johnson at Stephen Bulger Gallery

Posted By Administration, Monday, February 24, 2014



Exhibition Dates:  March 1 - March 29, 2014


Artist's Opening Reception:

Saturday, March 1 

2:00 - 5:00 pm


Sarah Anne Johnson began this work out of a desire to broach a new more challenging subject.  What started out as a letting-in of the artist to private intimate moments evolved into a project that makes the internal nature of sexual intimacy external.  Even the basics of human engagement are more than meets the eye; sensations, emotions, and feelings bubble under the surface of our skin and in Wonderlust Johnson makes these sentiments visible.  We experience images that depict ecstasy and emotional connection, desire for romance, boredom, self doubt and personal disappointment.  Initial studies began through the photographing friends in their homes during the day, including nudes.  Some couples trusted Johnson to let her in further and share their private interactions, including sexual activity.  With consent, she documented their exchanges and then worked back into the prints at times scratching, painting, collaging, and retouching them.  Each image is both obscured and heightened through the modifications post-production.  The images evolve into more true reflections on human emotional desire, need, longing and fulfillment. 


for more information on the exhibition, please visit Stephen Bulger Gallery


Image Information:

Sarah Anne Johnson

Puzzle Pieces, 2013

Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery


Tags:  Sarah Anne Johnson  Stephen Bulger Gallery 

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