Sarah Anne Johnson

Explosions

2011
In 2009 Sarah Anne Johnson sailed to the Arctic Circle aboard a double-masted schooner. In her widely exhibited "Arctic Wonderland" series, she combines artistry and document to present conflicting views of the region, ranging from that of a sublime idyll to one of the last frontiers of corporate colonization. For this series, she enhanced the images through an expressionistic application of retouching dyes and gouache. Increasingly preoccupied with issues of Arctic exploration and development, Johnson describes this series as "the backdrop I need to talk about how we are going to colonize and use or abuse this space."
Title
Explosions
Date
2011
Medium
Photograph
Materials
chromogenic print, photo retouching dyes
Dimensions
76.1 x 111.8 cm; image: 71.1 x 106.7 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2011
Accession number
2011.68

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