The UMF Art Gallery will present the imagery of artist Pamela Johnson as its opening exhibit for the academic year. “Bring Me the girl: Wonder Tales, Ghosts and Catastrophes” will be on display from Sept. 14 through Oct. 27, at the UMF Art Gallery on the University of Maine at Farmington campus, 246 Main St., in Farmington.

The opening reception is scheduled for 5-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14.

Johnson’s seductive paintings, drawings and prints mine myth, fairy tales and contemporary media to explore female identity. Lifting popular lines from movies (”bring me the girl!”), placing Disney heroines in unfamiliar situations and creating text fragments from secretarial shorthand, Johnson reveals the ways persistent social suppressions are embedded in visual and cultural languages.

Also on view is a new short film Johnson made in collaboration with artist Carolina Gonzalez Valencia, a meditation on catastrophic illness that honors the work of LifeFlight of Maine.

Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and by appointment.

For more information or to make an appointment, contact Sarah Maline, UMF Art Gallery director, at or 778-1062 or visit

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