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Andrea Wenglowskyj: Сокіл/Sokil

Andrea Wenglowskyj
Сокіл/Sokil
April 26th ,2010 – June 4th,2010
Opening Reception – Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 7pm – 9pm

Andrea Wenglowskyj

Andrea Wenglowskyj

In Сокіл/Sokil,” Andrea Wenglowskyj’s photographs are an ongoing study of the formal and conceptual structure of the scouting rituals of Noviy Sokil, a summer camp located outside of Buffalo, NY. During the beginning of the social and political upheavals that were occurring across Europe in 1912, Plast, a Ukrainian Scouting Organization, was formed in the occupied city of L’viv, Ukraine. Despite numerous attempts to completely abolish it, Plast gained popularity and has been preserved to this day across the world. In the Ukrainian-American community, Noviy Sokil  is a representation of the importance of preserving the heritage and traditions of the Ukrainian culture. These photographs establish a space for the viewer to reflect upon of the thinning threads that connect the scouting participants to a distant foreign homeland and back to their American lives.

Artist Information: Andrea Wenglowskyj was raised in Rochester, NY and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University, and her BFA in Photography from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Her work has been exhibited in New York and Boston. For more information and her artwork, http://andreawenglowskyj.com/

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One Response

  1. Gorgeous (well, more like “quietly beautiful”)- simple objects with complex undertones of emotion or some kind of quiet energy. Couldn’t resist expressing my response… LP

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