Lost Lands

Featuring: Brooks Salzwedel

Show runs June 1 – July 21 2018

Johansson projects presents Lost Lands by Brooks Salzwedel. This fresh body of graphite and mylar drawings continues Salzwedel’s investigation into the captured landscape. Confining the immense power of his forests to the strict limitations of industrial tins and boxes, Brooks evokes the imaginary boundaries of national and state parks. They are places we could, or could have once visited. And while the works appear to capture these mysterious landscapes, to freeze them in resin, like photographs or postcards from a weekend getaway, the natural world crystallizes with the passage of time. It grows. It refuses our binding, and is finally lost back to itself.

Salzwedel received his B.F.A. from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 2004. He has been an artist in residence at White River National Forest and Denali National Park. His work has been displayed at renowned museums worldwide, including the Hammer Museum, MOCA Los Angeles, Honolulu Museum of Art, and the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art and has an upcoming show at Lancaster Museum of Art and History. Brooks’ studio is currently in Los Angeles, CA.