Solo exhibition by LeeAnne Johnston
“The internal landscape of the body is a complicated space. Through their work, LeeAnne represents the layers of scars and wounds inflicted upon our psyche as a result of trauma and time. They draw upon their own experience with mental health, internal conflicts, and chronic pain to build a representation of the scars that such experiences build. Growths, malformations, twists, and grooves form the dialogue of intangible experiences.
Through their work, LeeAnne wants to open a dialogue for those who suffer from invisible illness, providing a means to share such isolating experiences when words and explanations fail us. The pieces in this show encompass both the exploration of personal experience through sketchbooks and the culmination of refined concepts executed in print media.”
This exhibition is the culmination of LeeAnne’s work as SNAP Emerging Artist in Residence.
LeeAnne Johnston received a BFA from the University of Alberta in 2015. Drawing influence from comic books, folklore, and monstrification they explore ways to represent intangible experiences with a focus on mental illness and invisible disabilities. Their work emphasizes imperfect markmaking, stream of consciousness, and finding comfort within the uncomfortable. By making work that expresses feelings of discomfort, isolation, and unease LeeAnne creates a new language to help people relate to each other.
Opening reception: Friday, October 11th, 7-9 pm
SNAP is a public gallery so admission to our exhibitions is always free!
10123 121 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 3W9
October 11, 2019 - November 16, 2019