Adrift: Photography by Magda Biernat

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The Roxbury Arts Group Announces Fine Art Photography Exhibit

Adrift: Photography by Magda Biernat

607.326.7908 or roxburyartsgroup.org

The Roxbury Arts Group, announces Adrift, a solo exhibition of photographer Magda Biernat, in the Walt Meade Gallery of the Roxbury Arts Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Road. This exhibit will run April 21 through May 26, 2018, with an Artist Reception on Saturday, April 21 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, and an Artist Talk on May 26 at 2 pm. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit roxburyartsgroup.org or call 607.326.7908.

“Adrift is a project that uses a visual language as a means of polar comparison,” says Magda Biernat of her project and upcoming exhibit. “By pairing photographs of Antarctic icebergs and empty Iñupiat Eskimo hunting cabins, it offers a restrained commentary on the parallel effects of global climate change at opposite ends of the Earth. Average temperatures in the Arctic and Antarctic regions are rising twice as fast as they are elsewhere in the world. The rising temperatures are causing more icebergs to break off from glacial floes; polar ice is getting thinner, melting and rupturing. Near the opposite pole in the Arctic, the melting of once-permanent ice is already affecting native flora, fauna and the frozen ground on which they live. Global warming is threatening the cultural identity of native people. The hunting cabins of the Iñupiat are mirrors of the lone ice mountains in the south, singular polar structures under pressure by a changing ecosystem. Silent and static witnesses to change.”

“Biernat’s work marries art with social concerns in a way that can truly touch the viewer,” says Annie Schwed, Gallery Coordinator of the Roxbury Arts Group. “Sharing this exhibit with the public gives us the opportunity to highlight this fantastic photographer as well as the issue of climate change.”

Magda Biernat, a native of Poland currently based in NYC, is a contemporary art photographer specializing in architecture and interiors and is the former photo editor of Metropolis Magazine. She received her MFA in New Media from Transart Institute in Berlin and New York. Her photographs have been published in, among others, the New Yorker, the New York Times, National Geographic, Interior Design, Wallpaper, Metropolis, Dwell and Afar. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally with exhibitions in Poland, Belgium, France, Canada, The Philippines, Taiwan and the United States. She is a recipient of awards such as the Center 2016 Director’s Choice Award, LensCulture 2015 Emerging Talents Award, TMC/Kodak Grant, Lucie Foundation Awards and Magenta Foundation Flash Forward. Her work is represented by Robert Klein Gallery in Boston and Clic Gallery in New York City.

For more information about Adrift, visit roxburyartsgroup.org or call the Roxbury Arts Group at 607.326.7908.

All exhibits in 2018 are sponsored by Roxbury Wine and Spirits. All programs offered by the Roxbury Arts Group are supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, the Robinson Broadhurst Foundation, The Tianaderrah Foundation, WIOX Community Radio, and by the generosity of business sponsors and individual donors like you.

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