Please join me at my solo exhibition Saints and Madonnas, opening September 15 at Carleton University Art Gallery. Click here to RSVP on Facebook.
Saints and Madonnas
Curated by Heather Anderson
15 September – 08 December 2019
“In this new series of photographic portraits, Olivia Johnston invited peers to pose as Christian saints and Madonnas, as well as other Biblical figures. As an artist with a secular upbringing, Johnston has been investigating the influence of Christianity within the visual language of Western art and wider culture. Exploring the collection as CUAG’s fifth artist in the Collection Invitational series, the Ottawa-based artist has selected artworks that depict or reference Madonnas, as well as works that contain symbols or narratives associated with saints that will be brought into conversation with her own works.”