See a different side of Gowanus in a photography exhibit depicting a search for nature and wilderness in the industrial landscape. Gowanus Wild opens this week at Ground Floor Gallery, and culminates in a walking tour of the featured haunts.
The first time one artist has occupied the gallery, located at 343 5th Street just off 5th Avenue, the exhibit is by Gowanus-based photographer Miska Draskoczy, who will also be their artist-in-resident during the month of October.
“Silence. A lack of humans. Light on textured abstraction. Chaotic forms unfolding all around you, creating a hypnosis of spirit that just might convince you there is a Creator after all,” Draskoczy writes of Gowanus Wild on his site. “These are the qualities I think of when experiencing ‘wilderness.’ And yet the same tingle runs down my spine while wandering the industrial streets of Gowanus, Brooklyn, at night.”
The show opens with a reception this Friday, October 10, from 6:30-8:30pm with an artist talk at 7:30pm. Draskoczy will also lead a walking tour of some of the places featured in the photographs on Sunday, November 9, from 5-7pm.
Photo: Miska Draskoczy’s “Egret,” via Ground Floor Galery