Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Eirik Johnson's Sawdust Mountain

My former professor Eirik Johnson is embarking on an exciting couple of months. His new monograph Sawdust Mountain is being published this June by Aperture. In conjunction with its release, Eirik is also having two solo exhibitions at the G. Gibson Gallery and the Rena Bransten Gallery respectively.

I remember seeing the beginnings of this book a year and a half ago when Eirik was shopping the maquette around to different publishers. It looked great then even in its primitive state and I have total confidence that the finished book will be truly beautiful. For anyone unfamiliar with Sawdust Mountain, you can view the series here.

Sawdust Mountain
April 23 - May 30
G. Gibson Gallery
300 South Washington Street
Seattle, WA 98104
Artist Reception and Book Signing:
Thursday, May 7 from 6 - 8pm

Artist Talk and Book Signing, with a Reading by Tess Gallagher:
Elliott Bay Bookstore
Saturday, May 9 at 2pm

Sawdust Mountain
May 21 - June 27
Rena Bransten Gallery
77 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Artist Reception: Thursday, May 21, 6-8 pm.

From Top To Bottom:

Stacked logs in Weyerhaeuser sort yard, Cosmopolis, Washington, 2007

Coquille, Oregon, 2006

Missy beneath her 600 year-old Spruce, Hoh River, Washington, 2007

Art of Wood store, North Bend, Oregon, 2006

The road to Forks, Washington, 2006

All Images © Eirik Johnson