Eirik Johnson Artist Talk
Wednesday, March 21, 5 pm
at the Mushroom Farm @ [storefront] Olson Kundig Architects
406 Occidental Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104

We would like to invite you to attend an artist talk at the Mushroom Farm, a pop-up space collaboration between CityLab7 and Olson Kundig Architecture, next Wednesday, March 21 at 5 pm.

Eirik will be speaking about his ongoing obsession with makeshift architecture, focusing on new projects photographing northwest commercial mushroom hunters and their improvised encampments and the seasonal hunting cabins of Iñupiat tribal members along the Arctic Ocean in Alaska.  Both of these projects will be featured in the upcoming exhibition at G. Gibson Gallery in Seattle, April 19-May 26.

(pictured left: one of Eirik's new works, pictured right: the mushroom farm interior)

If you haven’t visited the Mushroom Farm yet, consider this your chance. It’s an installation and gathering space in Olson Kundig’s Pioneer Square pop-up space in which mushrooms are literally fueled with grounds gathered from three nearby cafes — Zeitgeist, Caffe Umbria and Starbucks.

For more info on the farm and the event check out:
http://www.citylab7.com/pages/fertile-grounds

http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/21/now-growing-pioneer-squares-mushroom-farm/?ref=t-magazine

http://www.komonews.com/living/home-garden/Mushroom-project-teaches-warm-sticky-lesson-in-climate-change–140061883.html

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