Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Aperture and Steven Kasher Tomorrow Night

Aperture Gallery Presents: Eirik Johnson: Sawdust Mountain

A new exhibition of photographs from Eirik Johnson’s body of work and recently released monograph Sawdust Mountain will open at Aperture gallery April 15th and will remain on view through June 4th.

In Johnson’s words his photographs are “a melancholy love letter of sorts, my own personal ramblings.” This poetic sensibility is apparent in the images of Sawdust Mountain which consider the environmental impact and sustainability of industries reliant on the natural resources of Oregon, Washington and Northern California. Depicting towns at the heart of the worlds of logging and salmon farming in the U.S., Johnson captures the uncertainty that follows after an industry boom has ended as well as the hazy light and landscapes of the Northwest.

Eirik Johnson: Sawdust Mountain

Opening Reception:

Thursday, April 15, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

FREE

Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
New York, New York
(212) 505 - 5555


A group show titled Between the Bricks and the Blood: Transgressive Typologies, co-curated by Steven Kasher and Damon Brandt, will be on view at Steven Kasher Gallery from April 15 to May 8. The show will feature grids of work by Robert Mapplethorpe, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Andy Warhol, Walker Evans, Emory Douglas, the Minneapolis Police Department, Ara Galant, Alexandra PenneyHyers and Mebane, the IRT Corporation, Anonymous and more. The exhibition will explore a grid of themes, including: the portrait as incarceration, anonymous engineers as artists, the inverse effects of seriality, revolution and repetition, the bureaucratic gaze returned, and chance as a disruptive strategy. The opening reception will take place on April 15 from 6-8 pm
Steven Kasher Gallery 521 West 23 Street New York, NY 10011