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Doug Johnston

Brooklyn, NY
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About Doug Johnston

Since 2010 Doug Johnston has focused on a process of coiling and stitching rope using industrial sewing machines, producing a wide range of functional and sculptural objects. The work utilizes a long history of human technologies such as cordage, coiled vessels, bags and basketry, masonry construction, sewing machines, and 3d printing. With these, he has built a formal vocabulary and studio practice that engages his varied interests in architecture, spatial and landscape formation, commerce, and fundamental human technologies. The work often sits at the intersection of a...Read More

Doug Johnston

Established in 20111stDibs seller since 2021

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"Kogetsudai 'beige'", 2015 Coiled Rope Sculptural Fiber Vessel by Doug Johnston
By Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Kogetsudai (beige)", 2015 coiled nylon cord, sewing thread "Kogetsudai (beige)" is one of four works made in the approximate shape of the Kogetsudai gravel mound in the garden o...
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2010s North American Modern Decorative Baskets

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Nylon

"Kogetsudai 'black'", 2015 Coiled Rope Sculptural Fiber Vessel by Doug Johnston
By Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Kogetsudai (black)", 2015 coiled nylon cord, sewing thread "Kogetsudai (black)" is one of four works made in the approximate shape of the Kogetsudai gravel mound in the garden o...
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2010s North American Modern Decorative Baskets

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Nylon

"Kogetsudai (navy)", 2015 Coiled Rope Sculptural Fiber Vessel by Doug Johnston
By Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Kogetsudai (navy)", 2015 coiled nylon cord, sewing thread "Kogetsudai (navy)" is one of four works made in the approximate shape of the Kogetsudai gravel mound in the garden of ...
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2010s North American Modern Decorative Baskets

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Nylon

"Untitled 'Navy Shroud'" 2015 Sewn Rope Sculptural Fiber Object by Doug Johnston
By Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Untitled (Navy Shroud)", 2015 coiled nylon cord, sewing thread, urethane resin "Untitled (Navy Shroud)" was made as part of a group of works exploring objects as shroud spaces. ...
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2010s North American Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Nylon, Epoxy Resin

"Untitled Vessel 6" Coiled and Sewn Cotton Fiber Sculpture by Doug Johnston
By Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
-Made in 2015 -cotton cord, and sewing thread. "Untitled (Vessel 6)" was made in 2015 as part of a body of work for my exhibition "what it is." It is a sculptural vessel-form obj...
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2010s North American Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Cotton

"1He-B" Coiled Cotton and Nylon Rope Pendant Light by Doug Johnston
By Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Designed in 2013. This piece made in 2019. Natural cotton cord, white nylon cord, white nylon thread, 18/3 SVT electrical cord with white braided nylon sleeve. Includes (1) white s...
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2010s North American Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cotton, Nylon, Cord

"1He" Coiled Cotton and Nylon Rope Pendant Light by Doug Johnston
By Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Designed in 2013. This piece made in 2019. Natural cotton cord, white nylon cord, white nylon thread, 18/3 SVT electrical cord with white braided nylon sleeve. Includes (1) white s...
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2010s North American Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cotton, Nylon, Cord

"3Hc" Coiled Cotton and Nylon Rope Pendant Light by Doug Johnston
By Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Designed in 2013. This piece made in 2020. Natural cotton cord, white nylon cord, white nylon thread, 18/3 SVT electrical cord with white braided nylon sleeve. Includes (3) white s...
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2010s North American Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cotton, Nylon, Cord

"Labyrinth" Wall-Mounted Sewn Cotton Fiber Sculpture by Doug Johnston
By Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
-Made in 2014 -cotton cord, sewing thread, mounted to wall with panel nails This piece was made by random-coiling a single length of cotton cord, and sewing the coil together wit...
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2010s American Other Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Cotton, Thread

"Font" Coiled Cotton and Nylon Rope Sculptural Light by Doug Johnston
By Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
-Made in 2015 -nylon and cotton cord, wood and metal base, lighting components (e26 bulb socket, 18/3 SVT electrical cord with white braided nylon sleeve, grounded USA plug) Doug...
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2010s American Other Table Lamps

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Cotton, Nylon

"Diagonal Net" Wall-Hanging Sewn Cotton Fiber Sculpture by Doug Johnston
By Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
-Made in 2014 -cotton cord, sewing thread, mounted to wall with panel nails This piece was made by sewing together multiple lengths of cotton cord with an industrial sewing machi...
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2010s American Other Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Cotton, Thread

"Coil Closed Net" Wall-Mounted Coiled Cotton Fiber Sculpture by Doug Johnston
By Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
-Made in 2014 -cotton cord, sewing thread, wood wall mount This piece was made by coiling a single length of cotton cord, and repetitively and discretely sewing the coil together...
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2010s American Other Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Cotton, Thread

More About Doug Johnston

A group of sculptural pendant lights.

A group of sculptural objects

2014 Exhibition "Brooklyn Nets", at Aberson Exhibits Gallery in Tulsa, Ok.

Doug Johnston and Tomoe Matsuoka in their studio in Brooklyn, NY.