CURE: Nolan Johnson

Seattle, WA

Nolan Johnson single-handedly (sorry) made inverts palatable for a young generation of misfits. This abandoned warehouse off-shore of a tugboat-heavy river is a great example of the type of breeding grounds that the Pacific Northwest is famous for. Unpolished and ridden with industrial flotsam and jetsam, this shelter from the many Washington storms is a far cry from the shiny new tranny popping up throughout California and Oregon. Nolan excels in this environment; his inspired and often-emulated style has been shaped by a variety of terrain that some of us might disregard. A warehouse like this may be a tad too rough around the edges for our increasingly sensitive sensibilities, but, of course, Nolan feels right at home.