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Stratus Artist Label Series – SARAH ANNE JOHNSON

Painted Hands
2019 | Pigment Print

“My work is generally about the influences outside forces  can inflict on an environment and also how an environment  can inflict forces on our psyche. With these images I made  for Stratus, I was trying to make something more graphic  and contained than I usually do. I was thinking about  how important wine is to my life! How it’s a part of every  celebration and gathering I have ever been to. How it can  instantly help me to relax after a rough day. Lastly how  making wine is itself a form of art. I tried to make pictures  that conveyed these thoughts. I was thinking about the hands  that make wine and the hands that make art.” 

Sarah Anne Johnson was born, and currently lives, in  Winnipeg, Manitoba. She received her BFA from the  University of Manitoba and completed her MFA at The Yale  School of Art, where she has also taught photography. Johnson’s  work is included in many Canadian and international public  collections including the Guggenheim Museum, New York;  Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; and the National Gallery  of Canada, Ottawa. Her work has been exhibited at The  Metropolitan Museum, NY, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and  MASS MoCA, among many others.  

I suppose wine and art are a lot alike but in completely different ways. – Sarah Anne Johnson 


Stephen Bulger Gallery | Toronto 

Galerie Blouin Division | Montreal 

Yossi Milo Gallery | New York

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