Gail Boyajian

These sculptures of extinct birds were created using shreds of newspaper.

These sculptures of extinct birds were created using shreds of newspaper.

September 19, 2018| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Museum News

We’re pleased to partner with Catamount Arts to present Gerry Bergstein and Gail Boyajian: Uncovered, an exhibition of painting, drawing, mixed media, assemblage and sculpture. Looking for the Ark, featuring a selection of Gail Boyajian’s 3-dimensional work in in our main gallery through December 31, 2018.

On Saturday, September 22 from 5-7 pm, a wine and cheese reception will be held at Catamount Arts with remarks by the artists at 6 pm.  All are welcome to attend.

Catamount Arts is featuring an exhibition of work by these two closely related, yet different artists who explore growing concern over threats to the human psyche and our natural environment.  Delighting in unpredictable relationships set within apocalyptic landscapes, Gerry Bergstein explores the “deepening resonance between process, image, history and style.” Gail Boyajian envisions an apocalypse of a different sort, one that has already occurred.  Her installation of sculpture depicting extinct birds evokes her childhood desire to become a naturalist and artistically interprets what has been lost because of the human impact on our environment.

The sculptures on view in the Fairbanks Museum feature extinct birds. They were created using shreds of newspaper from the New York times (which only uses biodegradable, soy-based ink), but nevertheless carry seeds of another kind of destruction—in the traces of text about current events that are still visible to the naked eye.

Click here for more about the exhibit at Catamount Arts.

For more about Gail Boyajian’s art, see this recent piece in the Valley News.


Tags: birds, ilovermont, ilovestj, museum, Natural History, Northeast Kingdom, St. Johnsbury, St. Johnsbury Arts & Culture, vermont