'North by Nuuk': A Stunning Look at Greenland

Denis Defibaugh in Greenland

University Gallery’s new exhibit, “North by Nuuk, Greenland after Rockwell Kent,” is an intimate, contemporary look at the people and primal geographic landscapes of Greenland through the lens of Denis Defibaugh. An Advertising Photography professor, Defibaugh presents his journey from Nuuk, Greenland, to the settlement of Illorsuit, which sits 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, following artist Rockwell Kent’s earlier footsteps. 

The show is on view from Aug. 19 through Oct. 12. An opening reception is set for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in the gallery.

Defibaugh’s documentary photographs offer a fresh look at timeless Greenland. They introduce a changing country and its cultural continuity in response to Kent’s 1930’s historic writings and hand-tinted lantern slide images made during his residence in Greenland. The innovative documentary project weaves Defibaugh’s stunning photographs through past and present daily life while linking Greenlanders with their revered landscape.

Photo: Denis Defibaugh in Greenland

Wendy Marks

Event Snapshot
When and Where
Thursday, September 12, 2019
4:30 PM-6:30 PM
University Gallery
Booth Hall, second floor

Open to the Public

Interpreter Requested


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