Visitors enjoy the 2011 MFA Graduate Exhibition at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.

Photo Alliance

Sage Sohier
Friday, September 13, 2013 - 7:30pm
Lecture Hall
Tickets: $5 for students | $10 for the general public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

Sage Sohier photographs people in their environments, often unveiling complex psychological and sociological terrain. From a series that examines the interactions of humans and their pets (Peaceable Kingdom), to an investigation of constructed environments—miniatures, dioramas, historical reenactments, costuming—and the people who tend to them (Perfectible Worlds), Sohier’s practice takes aim at existential questions of interdependence, loneliness, and the search for meaning. Her most recent body of work About Face is a photographic study of patients in a facial nerve clinic who—to varying degrees—have lost control of their expressions.

Sohier is the recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work is in the collections of major museums, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; and the Brooklyn Museum, among others.