Frank Gohlke: Mount St. Helens

South Gallery

June 24 – August 19, 2005

Frank Gohlke: Mount St. Helens 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Looking SW across Blowdown toward Valley of South Toutle River, 8 Miles NW, 1983
13 1/2 X 16 7/8 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed 1983

Frank Gohlke: Mount St. Helens 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Regrowth in Valley of Clearwater Creek, 10 miles NE of Mount St. Helens, Washington, 1990
7 1/2 X 22 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1993

Frank Gohlke: Mount St. Helens 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Looking North at Mount Rainier from Vicinity of Hannaford Lake, 9 miles N of Mount St. Helens, Washington, 1983
16 x 20 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1984

Frank Gohlke: Mount St. Helens 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Looking NW across Lahar at Mount St. Helens, 6 miles SE of Mount St. Helens, 1984
16 x 20 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1985

Frank Gohlke: Mount St. Helens 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Replanting on Pumice and Ash-covered Slopes above Smith Creek, 7 Miles East, 1983
20 x 24 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1996

Frank Gohlke: Mount St. Helens 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Edge of Lahar (mudflow), Looking NE (Mount St. Helens behind clouds at left), 5.5 miles SE of Mount St. Helens, Washington, 1983
9 7/8 x 23 7/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1984

Frank Gohlke: Mount St. Helens 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Shattered and Standing Dead Trees in Clearwater Creek Valley, 10 Miles NE of Mount St. Helens, Washington, 1983
14 5/8 x 17 7/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1986

Frank Gohlke: Mount St. Helens 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Old Clearcut 5 Miles NW of Mount St. Helens (Faintly visible through haze), Fireweed Growing out of Ash, 1981
14 3/8 x 17 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1984

Frank Gohlke: Mount St. Helens 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Valley of Clearwater Creek, Salvage and Replanting Completed, Dead Trees Left Standing to Provide Wildlife Habitat, 10 Miles NE of Mount St. Helens, Washington, 1983
7 1/2 X 22 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1993

Frank Gohlke: Mount St. Helens 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Aerial view: Ash-covered Snow, Snow-covered Ash, E. Slope of Mt. St. Helens, 1982
20 x 24 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1987

Press Release

The main gallery exhibition is complemented by a selection of photographs from one of Gohlke’s most ambitious projects, a decade long survey of Mount St. Helens in Washington state, also the subject of a 43 print exhibition this summer at the Museum of Modern Art, on view between June 29 and September 26. Begun soon after the volcano’s 1980 eruption,  Gohlke returned to the site five times, often photographing the same area on successive trips, documenting the apocalyptic result of the volcano’s eruption as well as the slow process of regeneration and re-growth that seemed all but unimaginable in its immediate aftermath.