Friday, April 1, 2016

Gallery Artist Sarah Anne Johnson's G44 Exhibition "The Kitchen" Opens Tonight

The Kitchen, 2016 © Sarah Anne Johnson, (video still) /
Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto and Julie Saul Gallery, New York

"The Kitchen" will be on display at G44, Center for Contemporary Photography, from Friday April 1st, until Saturday April 23, 2016. 

Opening reception Friday April 1, 6:00PM - 8:00PM 
Gallery 44
401 Richmond Street West Suite #120
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3A8

Artist walkthrough with Sarah Anne Johnson April 14, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Images Festival Gallery Crawl April 14, 5:00PM to 7:00PM
 
About the Exhibition
"A stark continuation of her award winning series, House on Fire (2009), photographer Sarah Anne Johnson returns to her maternal family's story through a new era of performance-based video installations with The Kitchen (2016). In the 1950s, Johnson’s maternal grandmother was an unsuspecting participant in a CIA research program. Seeking treatment for post-partum depression, she was subjected to a series of mind control experiments at the Allen Memorial Institute at McGill University, Montreal. Addressing the generational trauma of these experiments within the domesticated space, Johnson continues to span her artistic practice from performance to video to further investigate and embody the difficult histories and its effects on her family. As the second video installation following the fifteen-channel performance installation, Hospital Hallway (2015), Gallery 44 is pleased to present the premiere of The Kitchen as part of the 29th edition of The Images Festival."

For more information please visit: www.gallery44.org

Sarah Anne Johnson's artist page: www.bulgergallery.com

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