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Hanbell Gallery

A Slovakian Trilogy Part II

Artist: Kirk Chernansky

Based in Chicago, USA

These images are photographs of our family's pilgrimage across the ocean to honor the birth and resting places of our Slovakian ancestors. In a land both strange and strangely familiar, we were guided by distant relatives through burial grounds as we sought to transcend barriers with a language of the heart. Contemplating our heritage and inheritance caused us to ask ourselves a universal question. What will be our legacy?

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Shedding light on the unknown

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Letting Go of the Past

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Remaining Present to the Past

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Shadows and Light

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Pausing to Reflect

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Mirrored Images

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Gateway to the Eternal

The Presence Beyond

About the 

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Artist: Kirk Chernansky

Based in Chicago, USA

I am open to collaborations.

Kirk Chernansky is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Design. Following graduation, she worked for 15 years in advertising art direction that took her to New York where she honed conceptual and design skills at the School of Visual Arts. In 1995 she made the leap to Social Work acquiring a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Chicago and in 2007 began taking courses at Northwestern in art therapy to bridge the two paths.

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