Apartment One Gallery
Apartment One is a gallery space for regional artists. Exhibits rotate every three months. 2D and 3D pieces are usually exhibited simultaneously. Artwork may or may not be for sale. Please visit during regular gallery hours, or call 585.243.6785 to schedule a private tour (suggested donation $8).
Apartment One opening in October
“Life in Remote Places: A Fragile Balance” photo exhibit explores the balance of families living in the Amazon and Nicaragua.
The Oct. 24 reception and following gallery exhibition is also a fundraiser for The Friends Project, a grassroots initiative created by the photojournalist that helps residents in developing communities make long-lasting improvements.
Photojournalist Kris Dreessen (krisdreessen.com) will exhibit photographs from her ongoing documentary project October 24 through November 23. Please join us for a reception October 24, 5-7 p.m.
The exhibition explores life in remote communities — and how families there work with and against nature for survival, and what we can lose if we can’t find a balance.
In the Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon, families struggle to survive in isolation and with consequences of industrialization, as researchers work with communities to try to preserve the delicate balance of an endangered environment.
In the aftermath of civil war and economic downturn in El Sauce, residents are drawing on ways of life that haven’t changed in 100 years to build sustainable artisan enterprises, coffee production and eco-tourism. A selection of prints taken from her most recent stay in El Sauce will be pinned beside formal framed work.
The gallery show is held in conjunction with a grassroots initiative created by Dreessen, The Friends Project, which she created as a way to give back for the generosity she has received on the road. Dreessen collects small donations to fund projects that will have long-term and tangible improvements for individuals and the communities in which she travels.
The Friends Project is currently funding beginning English classes in Las Minitas, Nicaragua, for families and cooperative members to improve their businesses and tourism skills.
As part of The Friends Project effort, Dreessen launched The Friends Photo Project in 2011 to share the language of photography with young people of El Sauce. As a special addition, images taken by teens documenting their own lives in El Sauce will be on display. Prints are for sale, and directly benefit the scholarships the students receive for college and high school.