Eagles Hunters, is a curated selection of work from acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Lyle Owerko. This exhibition explores the transformational power of culture, both as a rich historical tradition and as a rebellion against external influence.
Eagle Hunters is the result of the artist’s two-year journey in Northern Mongolia. Immersed in the cultural heritage of falconry, Owerko’s photography offers an intimate view into the ancient and otherwise closed communities that live with, and rely on, the world’s most dangerous birds of prey. These evocative images depict a singular, surreal beauty against a raw and otherworldly Mongolian landscape.
This exhibition will present a curated selection of photographs reflecting the evolution of Owerko’s practice which documents insular cultures. Select pieces from the artist’s popular Boombox project, highlighting the influential role of the boombox in the hip-hop and punk movements in the 1970’s and 80s, will also be on view at the gallery.
Eagle Hunters: Photographs by Lyle Owerko
Exhibition Dates: April 7 – April 30, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 7, 2016 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Joseph Gross Gallery
548 W 28th Street 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001