September 17 – October 5, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 17, 6-8pm
P·P·O·W Gallery is pleased to announce Migratory Drift, our first solo exhibition with George Boorujy. In his expansive and finely observed drawings, Boorujy uses a naturalist's eye to depict iconic North American animals and landscapes, presenting a vision of life on the continent that is at once foreign and familiar.
Within vast landscapes, plausible yet imagined human structures exist in environments that exhibit evidence of change. Not only has the climate and ecology shifted in these places, so has the interaction and behavior of their inhabitants both human and animal. Something big has happened, what is not clear is whether these are scenes of collapse – or renewal.
Through these images, Boorujy explores ideas of community; of the relationship between the built and the natural; and the cycles of predation and interdependence which postindustrial cultures hold at a distance. The connection of these concepts creates a vision that may be a glimpse into the not so distant future, an allegory for our own times, or the revelation of an alternate history.
George Boorujy was born and raised in New Jersey and now lives and works on the far Western tip of Long Island.