SARAH ANNE JOHNSON
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