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February 24, 2021
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George Boorujy: Passenger

By Lisa M. Collins
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Detail from Appalachian, 2014, George Boorujy, ink on paper

The PPOW Gallery in Chelsea presents Passenger, a solo show of work by Brooklyn artist George Boorujy.

The stunning ink on paper drawings, remarkable in their detail, tingling with energy, are a continuation of Boorujy’s exploration of animals native to North America. The artist takes the classic tradition of detailed pen drawings of native animals but imbues the creatures with life, the works with a grand sense of color and depth.

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Detail from Pulsar, 2014, George Boorujy, ink on paper,

Among the works are three drawings of passenger pigeons. This year, 2014, marks the 100th anniversary of when the breed went extinct.

Also on display is Boorujy’s depiction of Ota Benga, a Congolese Mbuti Pygmy who was brought to the United States in 1904 and exhibited, for a time, at the Bronx Zoo, next to a chimpanzee and an orangutan.

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Xochipilli, 2014, George Boorujy, ink on paper

The PPOW Gallery is located at 535 W. 22nd Street on the 3rd floor.

Boorujy’s show runs through Dec. 20.

Call the gallery to check hours before you visit at 212-647-1044


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