Birds Exhibit: Photographs by Fernand Brunschwig
On exhibit 14th-March 8th
Opening reception Wednesday, February 14th 6-8 PM
Fernand Brunschwig moved to New York City with his family in 1980. His early passion for photography converged with walks in the Central Park, which turned out to be “a world-class birding hot-spot,” especially in the spring and fall migrations. Brunschwig has traveled broadly and this collection shows a wide array of birds in their natural environments. He notes that “birds are both beautiful and interesting” and this group of images conveys this. One can observe singular and paired birds in a variety of activities, from care to competition. The best among them are the ones that transcend the frame and refer to art history, emotion, and flight itself. In these images we find ourselves recovering breath, discovering balance in the air, even soaring. Taking the lead from our winged models, for just a moment, we can “see” from above. It inspires one to remember that there are different points of view. And this is exactly what we turn to art for: to have us remember our fellow beings without loosing ourselves.