Kategorie: Book launch

The Road Beyond, by Ruslan Hrushchak

The Road Beyond

The Road Beyond is a book of peace, says photographer Ruslan Hrushchak about his work. The timing of the publication of his pictures and the poems of Iryna Tsilyk creates a stark irony: the unrest in eastern Ukraine, which has gone on for years, has turned into open war.
Hrushchak, born in Ukraine, has been living in Germany for 20 years. Tsilyk lives and works in Kyiv; by juxtaposing their outstanding art they have created a deeply inspiring and moving book of poems and pictures about the people of Ukraine. In depicting culture and human life it captures the tension between the transient and the eternal in a highly visual and poetic way. The meaning of this volume with its carefully selected portraits, photographs and poems transcends time and cultures.

Gibbous moon, by Dennis Cooley and Michael Matthews

A gibbous moon arrives in shadow and light. First at waxing then at waning, two moons in one cycle just shy of full. Poet Dennis Cooley’s eloquent words merge with photographer/composer Michael Matthews’ decadent abstract photographs. These two celebrated artists draw connections and parallels to each other’s masterful art forms, tying the two together seamlessly. The antecedent and subsequent illuminate the night sky with their dance; the shadows and the light taking turns at showing us the way through the darkness.