Alexander Gronsky: Pastoral

Alexander Gronsky—Pastoral
Exhibition Dates: March 19–May 31, 2012
Gallery Reception: Tuesday, March 27, 5–7 pm

Light Work is pleased to announce the exhibition Pastoral, featuring landscape photographs by photographer Alexander Gronsky. The photographs were taken along the outlying areas of Moscow where the human need to find solace away from the city collides with urban sprawl, and the fragility of nature.

Alexander Gronsky (b.1980, Estonia) started working as a freelance photographer in 1999 and joined the Agency in 2003. His considerable exhibition record includes solo exhibitions at in Moscow, Russia; Foam Museum in Amsterdam in the Netherlands; Aperture Gallery in New York, NY; the Kempinski Lufthansa Center in Beijing, China; Fotomuseo in Bogotá, Columbia; Foto Art Festival in Bielsko-Biala, Poland; and Ville de Levallois in the City of Levallois, France. Group exhibitions include the Tampere Art Museum in Tampere, Finland; the Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney, Australia; Polka Galerie in Paris, France; FotoLeggendo 2010 in Rome, Italy; FotoWeek in Washington, DC; and Art+Art Gallery in Moscow, Russia. His images can be viewed at

Support for this exhibition was provided through the New York Stat Council on the Arts and Syracuse University. Special thanks to FotoFest in Houston, TX, and the Iris Art Foundation in Moscow, Russia.

Also on view at the time is the exhibition Wounding the Black Male, featuring photographs from the LIght Work Collection. The exhibition was co-curated by Cassandra Jackson and Sarah Cunningham, both from The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ. The Annual Student Invitational exhibition will be on view in the Light Work Lounge, and the Transmedia Photography Annual will be on view at the Robert B. Menschel Photography Gallery in Schine Student Center.

Light Work invites groups and individuals to schedule tours and gallery talks of the exhibition and facility. Light Work is a nonprofit, artist-run organization dedicated to the support of artists working in photography and electronic media. Light Work is a member of CMAC, the Coalition of Museum and Art Centers at Syracuse University.

For more information, please contact Jessica Reed at Light Work, 315-443-1300 or

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