Greenwich Library’s Flinn Gallery announces ‘An Uncommon Planet’

The Flinn Gallery is pleased to announce its 4th exhibition of the 2021-22 season, An unusual planet.

The exhibition features the work of two photographers, Jonathan Pozniak from New York and Eric Seplowitz from upstate New York, and is curated by Greenwich residents Nancy Heller and Alexis Abram. Both photographers are interested in the natural world and depict its unique features from different angles.

Jonathan Pozniak captures the majestic beauty of vast icebergs and aerial landscapes, while Eric Seplowitz explores small minerals and rocks formed over millions of years and reveals details invisible to the naked eye. Despite these differences in scale and perspective, the photographs turn into abstract patterns of shapes and colors that have much in common. Scheduled in conjunction with Earth Day, these photographs encourage us to take a closer look and appreciate the stunning beauty of our fragile and ever-changing planet.

Eric Seplowitz, Alluvial Fan, 2019, Chromogenic print

Jonathan Pozniak grew up in Boston and turned to photography while a student at the Art Institute of Boston. After a year of training at the Paris Photographic Institute, he moved to New York, where he established himself as a commercial photographer for the fashion and beauty industries.

His turning point and entry into the world of fine art and travel photography occurred in 2010 during a trip to Antarctica. Pozniak discovered a “natural paradise” that changed him as a person and began his quest to travel the world to capture the mystical beauty of icebergs and the geological wonders of vast landscapes. His photographs speak to both the permanence and impermanence of our ever-changing world.

Eric Seplowitz, Icy Blue Cenote, 2017, chromogenic print

Raised in Stamford, Eric Seplowitz credits his experience as a junior curator at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center with sparking his interest in nature, outdoor education and later photography. As a trained geologist, Eric turned his attention to rocks and minerals 5 years ago and created a body of work called UnEarthed, which is featured in An unusual planet. Seplowitz uses a 50MP camera and macro lenses to achieve a depth of detail that one would rarely see. His photographs include single exposures as well as composite images created from hundreds of shots, each focused on a slightly different location. The results yield colorful, abstract shapes that are both beautiful and intriguing.

A vernissage will take place on Thursday March 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Events:
Artist interviews
will take place at the Flinn Gallery from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. both days

Eric Seplowitz Saturday April 2, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Come meet photographer Eric Seplowitz and let him open your eyes to the magical qualities of rocks and minerals. See how he uses a 50MP camera, macro lens and composite images to reveal colorful, abstract shapes hidden just below the surface of natural gemstones that we rarely notice.

Jonathan Pozniak Saturday April 23, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Come celebrate Earth Day at the Flinn Gallery with photographer and world traveler, Jonathan Pozniak. Hear how a trip to Antarctica opened his eyes to the natural world, and discover the mystical beauty of icebergs and aerial landscapes taken from vantage points you’ve probably never seen before.

Extended hours: The gallery will be open until 6 p.m. on Thursday May 5 as part of the opening night of Art at the avenue sponsored by the Greenwich Arts Council.

Art to the Avenue will run from May 5 to May 31, 2022.

Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information, please visit www.flinngallery.com or email [email protected].

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