Born in 1973, Gennady Meergus has been a photographer since childhood. He currently resides in Israel. Meergus has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Israel, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania and the US. Among them was a solo show at the Bauhaus Center, Tel-Aviv. Meergus's art was shown as a part of the Photovisa festival, Russia and Month of Photography in Bratislava, Slovakia. His photographs are housed in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and numerous private collections. Photographs by Meergus were successfully presented at his personal exhibition at the Russian Cultural Center Our Texas in 2011.
The series City in Mountains is dedicated to the sacred city of Safed situated in the mountains of Northern Galilee. While photographing its streets, walls, inhabitants and surroundings for the last 12 years, Meergus looked at it as one living and aging organism, a 900-year old person of philosophic mentality. He observed its character and habits, its aging and its wounds and scars.
Vladimir Frumin was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He currently lives in Houston. Frumin has worked as an engineer in NASA for nine years. Since 2010 he has become a full time fine art photographer. Frumin participated in FotoFest 2008 with his exhibition Transformations. His photographs have been shown at many solo and group exhibitions. Portfolios by Frumin have won Black and White magazine's Excellence and Merit awards. Artworks by Vladimir Frumin are housed in private collections in the US, Russia, Mexico and Israel.
The series Russia 2013 was inspired by the photographer's visit with old friends after 23 years of living abroad.
On view through May 16.