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Sarah Anne Johnson: Mid-Career Survey at CAM

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, January 28, 2015



Free First Friday & Public Opening

Friday, February 6

6:00 - 10:00



This mid- career survey of Sarah Anne Johnson, titled WONDERLAND, bring together five major bodies of work by the artist.   This exhibition was curated by Steven Matijcio of the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, and is the first time such an exhibition has been organized for the artist.  Johnson’s work is celebrated for being both playful and provocative.  The exhibition will include photographs, as well as installations and performance.


Johnson . . . pointedly bridges the real and the imagined; factual and fictive; lived and desired.  She works from a bravely personal perspective that reflects her growing concerns for the world, combined with the pursuit of a utopian place that remains tantalizingly out of reach. At every step Johnson attempts to nudge reality closer to her ideals, supplementing quixotic photographs with humble dioramas, Sculpey figurines, painterly interludes, handcrafted doll-houses, and a dizzying array of modifications performed upon the photograph itself.          - CAM



Learn more about this exhibition at CAM (Contemporary Arts Museum, Raleigh)



Related Events:

Conversation with the Artist & Curator

Saturday, February 7

11:00 am


Performance:  Dancing with the Doctor

Thursday & Friday, March 19 & 20 at 7:00 pm

Saturday, March 21 at 11:00 am



Sarah Anne Johnson is represented by aipad members:

Julie Saul Gallery,  New York

Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto


Tags:  CAM  Contemporary Arts Museum Raleigh  Julie Saul Gallery  Raleigh  Sarah Anne Johnson  Stephen Bulger Gallery 

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Exhibition: Brian Ulrich at the Haggerty Museum of Art

Posted By Administration, Thursday, January 23, 2014

Copia—Retail, Thrift and Dark Stores, 2001-2011

Exhibition Dates:  January 22 - May 18, 2014


This insightful, decade-long, three-phase investigation of the American consumer psyche traces a route from exuberant excess to the bleak architectural landscapes of closed malls and empty parking lots. For his first chapter, Retail, photographer Brian Ulrich traveled extensively across the United States to document shoppers in vast and ubiquitous enclosed malls and big-box stores. He relied on a hand-held camera with the viewfinder at waist level to create candid images of people engrossed in navigating an abundance of goods. Ulrich then turned his attention to thrift stores, which became a primary destination for a growing segment of the country’s population in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The Thrift chapter focuses on workers attempting to bring order to the mountains of donated, discarded, and unwanted consumer products. Lastly, in Dark Stores, Ghostboxes, and Dark Malls, Ulrich utilized a large-format view camera to produce richly detailed photographs that explore the lasting impact of the economic recession. This chapter contains haunting landscapes of the interiors and exteriors of abandoned buildings.


Learn more about Brian Ulrich at aipad member Julie Saul Gallery

Tags:  Brian Ulrich  Haggerty Museum of Art  Julie Saul Gallery 

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