A collection of photographs by Ukrainian American photographer Guennadi Maslov goes on exhibit in the Cintas Center Gallery on Saturday, Feb. 15, with an opening reception from 4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. and public lecture on contemporary Ukraine.
The exhibit, Ukraine: Images from a Singular Time Zone, is drawn from Maslov’s book of photography and poetry, Ukraine: 100 Findings in the Borderland. The book includes a collection of 30 years of images that illustrate changes and consistencies in Ukrainian national character.
The photos on display track the political and ideological divide that has existed between the East and West throughout much of history. As an artist, Maslov said, he is doing his part to bridge that gap.
Maslov delivers his lecture at 5:00 p.m. and will be available to sign copies of his book that will be on sale during the reception.
“The book follows the echoes of Chernobyl and the Afghan War, the decline of Socialism and the Soviet Army, the contradictions of nation-building and the challenges of growing up and aging in today’s Ukraine,” Maslov said.
Maslov has served as photographer, professor and instructor in a variety of institutions both in the United States and in the Former USSR. Currently Maslov is the owner and principle photographer of Maslov Photography.
Xavier and the Cincinnati-Kharkiv Sister City Partnership are co-sponsers of the exhibit. Admission and parking are free at the Cintas Center Gallery.
Maslov's work is on exhibit through May 31. His book is available at Amazon.