We are thrilled to invite you to “Photography,” The exhibition, showcasing the work of Lithuanian photographer Romualdas Požerskis and New York photographer Geoffrey Berliner.
While differing in the focal length of their gaze — Berliner is a master of the close-up and Požerskis’ lens is more macro — they both explore intimacy, time, abstraction, and documentation through black-and-white analog photography. This show includes 19 photographs from Požerskis’ work documenting his subjects against the background of small-town life in Lithuania during the Soviet /post-Soviet Era and 18 of Berliner’s portraits of photographic artists and abstract works utilizing the wet plate collodion process.
Curated by Francine Rogers and Julia Rothenberg, the exhibition will be on view from November 2nd to November 30th, 2023.
Romualdas Požerskis, one of the best-known Lithuanian photographers, was born in Vilnius in 1951 and lives and works in Kaunas, where he teaches the history and aesthetics of photography at Vytautas Magnus University.
Geoffrey Berliner, a native New Yorker who was introduced to photography at an early age, is co-founder and Executive Director of Penumbra Foundation, an arts organization devoted to both historical and alternative photographic processes in New York City.
About SLA Art Space
SLA Art Space, a multi-purpose events venue, was established in 2014 by the Lithuanian Alliance of America, a 501© (3) not-for-profit organization.
SLA Art Space is dedicated to creating and offering a wide range of cultural events including live performances, film screenings, panel discussions, and gallery exhibitions that explore the evolving diversity and richness of Lithuanian culture.
SLA Art Space strives to strengthen the identity and community of individuals of Lithuanian descent by generating new ideas and promoting cross-cultural dialogues through partnerships and cultural projects that provide mutual value and new perspectives, inviting audiences of all ages and backgrounds to engage and share culture and art.
SLA operates in a multicultural and inclusive manner, housing and promoting artists that fully reflect the cultural diversity of New York City.
Time: 4:00-7:00 pm EST