Job Johnson: The Story of Job

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I Wind, Who Holds? - graphite, red clay on hand made paper, hand made wood frame. 18x24"

Jeremiah Johnson, Job Johnson

E Village / LES

Opening from

On View

Arcilesi Homberg Fine Arts | 139 Eldridge Street

Curated by Francesca Arcilesi, Norma Homberg

From the alter ego of Jeremiah Johnson.

North Central Pennsylvania folk artist Job Johnson presents modern audiences with a distinctive commentary on frontier life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Story of Job is a collection of over 48 works made between the years 1894-1935. Each piece is a unique artifact - From handmade paper to the frames he fashioned from branches he collected outside his rural homestead.

Issues that Johnson tackles in his works -- conservation, environmentalism, technology -- are still modern problems. Johnson’s images are an echo of concern in an endless chasm that cries foul of the modern world’s affront to tradition -- his works will remain significant for as long as this is a common issue through generations.





Wed - Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM