Ice Boat with Antigua, 2015

Ice Boat with Antigua, 2015

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 workincluding photographs, video, sound, and sculpture—inspired by my experiences in the Arctic.

My next gallery show includes new wall-mounted sculptures, called Seed Fields, inspired by my visit to the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard:

Joshua Abarbanel: It's Only Natural
March 11
–April 15, 2017
TAJ Art Gallery, Eagle Rock CA

The first display of some of the work from this series was:

Joshua Abarbanel: Finding North
November 12
–December 16, 2016
Los Angeles Harbor College Art Gallery, Wilmington CA