This is the art I did for the NY Times book review of Denis Johnson’s (Tree of Smoke) new novel
Nobody Move. It's supposedly great- and since I'm Johnson illustrating Johnson, this is probably some Californian road-side Howard Johnson's.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
I am showing in a gallery exhibition at the Owl & Lion gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland, May 14 - June 12.
The show is titled Story Motel, and 50 artist from around the world were asked to create a "zine" in an edition of 25 copies of their zine to sell, produced just for the exhibition.
My piece is titled The Kirby Machine, and is a 2-sided fold-out poster, screen printed in an intentionally streaky punk style. And as a "fanzine" should be, its a throwback to my high school obsessions; Jack Kirby, comic books, cosmic technology and Zipatone shading film.
The artwork is screen printed on both sides with a random split-fountain technique. I had 2 editions printed; the folded text weight booklet version for sale at the show and a flat, heavyweight paper poster version (available for sale on my web site eriktjohnson.us)