Watersides: Mark Ludak & Ira Wagner

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Watersides: Mark Ludak & Ira Wagner

September 6th, 2016 - November 20th, 2016
Monmouth University, Ice House Gallery
400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch, NJ 07764
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Event Description

In this exhibition, photographers and Monmouth University Art & Design faculty members Mark Ludak and Ira Wagner present photographs and video reflecting life today on the coast of New Jersey. More than a beach resort, the work shows that this complex area of New Jersey is being dramatically affected by economic change and global warming, impacting how people live in this fragile and at times threatening environment.

Ludak concentrates on the abstraction of the coastline affected by rising sea levels from different vantage points and the faces of fisherman with an emotional and economic connection to the ocean as a source of sustenance.

Wagner considers what people do to save their homes, photographing homes being raised on jenga-like supports before coming to rest on new foundations in response to Hurricane Sandy.

Exhibit is Free from September 6 to November 20, 2016. Mon. - Fri., 10 am - 5 pm; Sat. - Sun. 10 am - 4pm. Opening Reception: September 16, 6 - 8 pm.