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Ukrainian Railroad Ladies
April 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Photographer Sasha Maslov’s exhibition ‘Ukrainian Railroad Ladies’ opens with a reception at the Roxbury Arts Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Road in Roxbury, on Saturday, April 10, from 4:00p to 6:00p. This body of work features Ukrainian rural and suburban landscapes where the exteriors of railroad houses play a prominent role. The opening reception and visits to the Walt Meade Gallery are always free, open to all and COVID-19 protocols will be followed for the safety of our guests. For more information on this exhibition or about the Roxbury Arts Group visit roxburyartsgroup.org or call 607-325-7908.
“Sasha’s photographs capture a quiet moment in a country often heavily affected by unrest” says Grants & Community Coordinator Samantha Nick. “We invited our community to explore how beauty and tradition can bring peace and in unexpected places.”
Sasha’s work explores how the juxtaposition of a country and world in turmoil and the steadfast tradition of women holding yellow flags, signaling that all is clear on the tracks ahead. “In the storm, it’s often hard to see the lighthouse. Ukrainian Railroad Ladies are that lighthouse. They are a symbol of certain things in this country that don’t change, standing firm in the present as a defiant nod to the past. Unfazed by the passing of trains and time, they are here to stay” says Sasha Maslov.
Sasha Maslov was born in Kharkiv, an industrial town in the east of Ukraine. After finishing his education he has travelled for some time and settled in New York city at the age of 24. His series Veterans: Faces of the World War II exploring the lives of the people who participated the Second World War across the globe has won multiple awards and prizes including 2017 PDN Photo Annual and became a finalist in Magnum Photography Awards. Book with the same title has been published in 2017 by Princeton Architectural Press. He lives in Brooklyn where he has a portrait studio, has a home in Roxbury, and spends a lot of time on the road on assignments and developing his own projects.
“Ukrainian Railroad Ladies” opens Saturday April 10 from 4:00p to 6:00p an artist talk will follow on April 24th on Zoom at 2:00p. Contact Samantha Nick firstname.lastname@example.org for the link. Masks and social distancing will be required for in person events and other COVID-19 guidelines which are detailed on the Roxbury Arts Group website. For more information on this exhibition or about the Roxbury Arts Group visit www.roxburyartsgroup.org or call 607-325-7908
The Walt Meade Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-3pm and by appointment.