NJ Emerging Artist Series presents Rafal Goraczniak

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NJ Emerging Artist Series presents Rafal Goraczniak

Jun. 8, 2018 — Jul. 8, 2018
Monmouth Museum's Nilson Gallery
765 Newman Springs Rd., Brookdale Community College, Parking Lot #1, Museum Dr., Lincroft, NJ 07738

Event Description

Rafal Goraczniak,from Hillsborough NJ will have a solo show at the Monmouth Museum from June 8 - July 8, 2018. Opening Reception is June 8 from 6 - 8 pm. Free and open to the public.

The desert landscape is my beloved subject. It is a place where, instead of chasing the light, I simply allow the light to capture me. My favorite moments are when desert light transforms ordinary sandstone into otherworldly formations. Viewers often see sunlit sandstones only for their radiant and saturated colors, so I deliberately chose black and white presentation to expose their beautiful forms, rich with textures and complex geometries. My approach to sandstone photography is to capture both its ‪roughness and its softness, to show that it was formed from sand and will turn into sand again, to convey the message that nothing is lost in the universe. "Wilderness. The word itself is music." This quote from Edward Abbey reminds me to return to the desert, and continue creating visual sandstone symphony.