In October 2015 I participated in The Arctic Circle, an expeditionary artists residency aboard a Barquentine Tall Ship. With twenty-five other artists and a small crew, we sailed for more than two weeks around the international archipelago of Svalbard, ten degrees south of the North Pole, to experience this unparalleled region, do research for future artistic endeavors, and make art in situ. Presently I am in creating a new body of work—including photographs, video, sound, and sculpture—inspired by my experiences in the Arctic.
Works inspired by my experiences in the Arctic have been shown in these exhibitions:
Joshua Abarbanel: Finding North
November 12–December 16, 2016
Los Angeles Harbor College Art Gallery, Wilmington CA
Joshua Abarbanel: It's Only Natural
March 11–April 15, 2017
TAJ Art Gallery, Eagle Rock CA