Sarah Anne Johnson’s career survey entitled Wonderland recently closed at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, NC. For that show, Johnson created a series of five sculptures that translate her photographs from her Wonderlust series (shown here in 2013) into three-dimensional miniatures. Their anatomical form and tiny scale recall ancient votive figures, with bodies covered in materials like gold leaf and glitter. We will be exhibiting them in our project gallery alongside Johnson’s two-dimensional work from Wonderlust.
The same qualities that are expressed in the photographs are communicated here; tenderness, vulnerability, and also a little wildness and quirkiness. The difference in aesthetic with Nikolay Bakharev’s work in the main gallery is apparent, but the spirit is shared.
The sculptures were conceived in a reverse process to her earlier figurines in that they are made after the photographic work, rather than as an antecedent to be used as a model in the photographs.
Copies of the book are available though the gallery.
WONDERLAND: Sarah Anne Johnson 2002-2014
Published by CAM Raleigh
Hardcover, 180 pages
$50.00 plus shipping
For more information contact Jacqueline Cruz, 212-627-2410 or email@example.com