In the series Reconstruction, I have selected images with limited information and juxtaposed them with purposeful ambiguity to invite personal interpretation.
While the making of the series began as an intuitive response to the fear and discord of our time, through the deliberate reconstruction I became able to regain a measure of optimism for the human condition.
Born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, New Jersey based artist and teacher Samdra Johanson earned her BFA from Drake University in Iowa and studied painting and art history in Florence, Italy. She shows in NYC at the Sarah Morthland Gallery, where her work is represented, SOHO Photo Gallery, and Karen Macready Fine Art. Additionally she has shown at the Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown, NJ, Aljira Gallery in Newark, NJ; and the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA. Her photographs are in the collections of Brookdale Community College, Prudential, and the International Polaroid Collection. Publications include those in CPW’s magazine PHOTOGRAPHY Quarterly, the Pinhole Review, and the Photo Review.