November 17-20, 2011
Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Escape Attempt, metallic air in pursuit
oil and alkyd on panel, 48 x 48 inches, 2011

Camouflaged Buffalo
mixed media on paper, 33 x 42 inches (unframed image size), 2011

Merritt Johnson earned her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, and her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art. Her practice employs drawing, painting, sculpture, and performance to challenge systems of control based on force and hierarchy. Her visual language is drawn from wind codes, vector mapping, Indigenous North American record paintings, and the collapsing of human and non-human sovereignty. She exhibits and performs in traditional and nontraditional venues throughout North America, most recently her work was included in the anthology Salish Seas, published by Talonbooks. Merritt is an Assistant Professor of Visual Art at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver British Columbia.

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