POSTPONED: I AM INUIT, Photographs by Brian Adams

image by Bryan Adams
April 3, 2020 - 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Projective Eye Gallery (UNC Charlotte Center City Building)

This exhibition has been postponed. While there is no event on April 3, we invite you to visit the gallery to see the new exhibition, Stefanie Dykes: Three Collaborative Projects, on view March 27 through June 12.

For the people who reside there, Alaska’s Arctic isn’t a curiosity, a wasteland, or an untouched wilderness — it is home. The human dimension of the Arctic is the focus of I AM INUIT, a project launched in July 2015 by the Inuit Circumpolar Council-Alaska that connects people with the Arctic through a shared humanity.

Marie Rexford of Kaktovik, Alaska preparing maktak for the villages Thanksgiving Day feast.This exhibition features the photographs of Anchorage-based Iñupiaq editorial and commercial photographer Brian Adams, who specializes in environmental portraiture and medium-format photography. Adams travels to Inuit communities throughout the Alaska Arctic to capture Inuit (Iñupiat, Yup’ik, Cup’ik and St. Lawrence Island Yupik) life, culture, and society through photographs and short stories.

Adams’s environmental portraiture has been showcased in galleries throughout the United States. His 2013 book, I Am Alaskan, is a mix of portraiture and fine art that depicts the diverse people of Alaska. This exhibition has been organized with help from Marek Ranis, associate professor of art at UNC Charlotte and curator-at-large for the Anchorage Museum, Alaska.

This exhibition has been postponed until 2020-2021.