Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Talk Amongst the Trees

Eirik Johnson Confluence of the Rogue and Illinois Rivers, Oregon

I stopped by G. Gibson Gallery the weekend before last to see new work from Eva Sköld Westerlind, Julie Blackmon, and Faryn Davis, which is on view through January 2nd. Among many other artists and photographers, Gail Gibson represents Eirik Johnson, whose show Sawdust Mountain at the Henry was among my very favorite photography shows of the year, along with the Richard Avedon and Edward Steichen shows at ICP. (The Jacques-Henri Lartigue show, also at G. Gibson, would be high on the list as well.)

Gibson mentioned that Eirik Johnson was on KUOW the other day discussing his work; you can download the podcast
here – it's definitely worth a listen or two.

Sawdust Mountain is on view at the Henry through the end of January, and signed copies of his beautifully designed book of the same name are available at G. Gibson. See more of Johnson's work at eirikjohnson.com.

Wow, that was a lot of links.

Here's one more, unrelated to the above, unless you stretch:
Eluvium New Animals from the Air mp3
from Talk Amongst the Trees (2005). More info at eluvium.net or listen & buy at temporaryresidence.com.