January 6th – 29th
Opening Reception: Friday, January 6th 6-9pm
Tiksi is a small village located on the shores of the Arctic Ocean in Russia. It was built by people who believed in the future of the Arctic and who relocated from all over the country to start a new life: scientists, explorers, the military. After the fall of the Soviet Union, most of the population of Tiksi left. Some people say that the town will be closed in the near future, because it doesn’t serve a purpose anymore. In this series, photographer Evgenia Arbugaeva returns to her home village for the first time in twenty years. The series is a journey through surreal childhood memories—and an attempt to capture a special town “in the middle of nowhere,” before it disappears.
Evgenia Arbugaeva was born in the Siberian town of Tiksi in Russia. She received her BA in Art Management from the International University in Moscow. In 2009, she graduated from the International Center of Photography in New York with a degree in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography. She now works as a freelance photographer between Russia and New York. Her work has been featured recently on NPR’s blog, and CNN World. She was also a Critical Mass Top 50 finalist in the 2011 Critical Mass competition.
-Special Exhibitions Gallery-
From My Walls
This month will be the first of an occasional series in our special exhibitions gallery called From My Walls where we ask friends to share the photographs literally hanging on their walls at home or in their studio. Not their own work, but that of others they have collected, shared or traded with. To kick off the series I have decided to share work from my walls with photographs from Raymond Meeks, Doug and Mike Starn, Paul Schiek, Blake Andrews, and others.
Executive Director, Newspace