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San Francisco

Rena Bransten Projects

Exhibition Detail
Sawdust Mountain
1639 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


May 21st, 2009 - June 27th, 2009
Opening: 
May 21st, 2009 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Junked blue trucks, Forks, Washington, Eirik JohnsonEirik Johnson,
Junked blue trucks, Forks, Washington,
2007, Archival pigment print, 24 x 30 inches
© the artist
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Eirik Johnson's color photographs chronicle his study of Sawdust Mountain, a once idyllic patch of the Pacific Northwest now in decline after a century of human enroachment.  The stoy is a familiar one of early settlers attracted to the sublime beauty and abundant natural resources only to ultimately deplete the natural resources that was the original lure.  The American myth of taming the wilderness is replaced by its modern day counterpoint of rural poverty. 


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