Wednesday, August 22, 2007

September 14th, Anna Druzcz: Endemic Constructions

Anna Druzcz: Endemic Constructions

September 14th - October 7th 2007

Coming in September, Like the Spice Gallery is proud to present Endemic Constructions, the first New York solo show by Anna Druzcz. Endemic Constructions features digitally composed photographic landscapes cobbled together from organic and synthetic sources, ranging from small works to large-scale images. Constructed, not born, these frankenplaces explore the threat aimed at nature by technology and vice versa, twisting familiar urban landscapes into dystopian playgrounds.

Born in 1979 in Poland, Anna Druzcz's initial training in studio arts began at the Beal Arts Secondary School's Vocational Art Program in London, Ontario. Anna continued her studies in photography at Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto and earned her Master's degree in Fine Art Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology. There, through a combination of photographic and digital techniques she built her current visual methodology.

Anna was awarded the title of "International Fine Art Photographer of the Year 2004 - Non-Professional Category" for a selection from her Maskarada Series at the International Photography Awards, placing second the following year. Her work has been included in shows at Gallery 621 in Florida, A.I.R. Gallery in Chelsea and at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art.