Reflectionsfeaturing: Alla Podolsky and Joseph Zogorski
This show runs from April 6, 2017 until April 30, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 8, 3-6 pm
"Reflections" - the new works by Joseph Zogorski and Alla Podolsky
Reflections of the past and present, both emotional and literal, are the subject of the new works shown at the Artists' Gallery in Lambertville, NJ, from April 6 to April 30, 2017, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 8th, from 3 to 6 pm.
Intimations of the past, of nature and human nature, beauty and transition, all suffuse Joseph Zogorski's photography. Joseph grew up in a verdant, still largely rural area of Bucks County in the 1970s, on land his grandfather, father and uncles cleared of virgin timber over a century ago. Hearing their stories of life, feeling their presence still, combined with deep appreciation for the special beauty of this region are all manifest in Joseph's imagery.
While working for a local newspaper a few years ago, Zogorski's experience expanded to include writing about and photographing various artists and human-interest subjects. The last decade has been one in which Joseph has been especially engaged in photographing the landscape in black and white, and in gaining further mastery in print making. A graduate of Temple University and Maine Media Workshops, Joseph is an award-winning photographer whose images have been employed on numerous websites including IMDb, and whose fine prints are increasingly in private collections.
Alla Podolsky's work is naturally reflective. "I paint memories and places, people and emotions. Contemplation and perception are essential to what I do and come organically from my background and the kind of art I have always admired and aspired to create: narrative, but not necessarily literal; a little bit mysterious and evocative. Both people and places in my work serve as mirrors for my own reflections and those of the viewer."
Born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine, Alla Podolsky traces her love of psychological painting to the Byzantine-style iconography of that city. After immigrating to the United States in 1990, she continued her art education at Moore College of Art and Design, and later received Master's Degree in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She continues to paint and develop her voice as an artist.