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Untitled, 2004

Eirik Johnson

Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent photographs by Eirik Johnson entitled "Borderlands". This is Mr. Johnson's first solo exhibition in New York.

Eirik Johnson's large color photographs concentrate on the strange, chance beauty that occurs where the fringes of the urban terrain intersect with the natural landscape. Scenes formed by the interaction of discarded objects, man-made structures and tire tracks with natural elements such as tides, overgrowth, shafts of light and fire appear to be careful formal arrangements but are, in fact, serendipitous.

Johnson photographs remote "non-spaces" where people have left their trace on the landscape, whether by force or by accident. He draws attention to the bizarre, the bleak and the beautiful found in the banal as well as to the wearing effects of time, histories of place and the struggle / partnership with which humans and nature are engaged. By finding formally sophisticated compositions, contrasting or monochromatic color palettes and impromptu modernist sculptures in the environment, Johnson suggests that border between man and nature is not absolute.

Born in Seattle in 1974, Eirik Johnson currently lives and works in San Francisco. He holds an MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and was awarded a William J. Fulbright Grant for study in Peru in 1999 and was the recipient of the 2005 Santa Fe Prize for Photography Prize. "Borderlands" was exhibited in the Fall of 2005 at The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and a book of the same title, with an essay by the museum's Director, Rod Slemmons, was published by Twin Palms Publishers in Fall 2005.

Exhibition: January 26 - February 25, 2006
Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 10 am - 6 pm

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