Ukrainian artists' Brooklyn exhibit tell the story of their war-torn country
A group of Ukrainian artists are using their skills and talents to shed light on the on-going war in their native homeland.
Some of their works are on display right now at a gallery in DUMBO where their mission is not to just showcase what is happening, but to also help them out.
Artworks like pottery and photographs on display tell visitors the story of Ukrainians displaced by the war.
Nadiia Shapoval and Sasha Lytvyn are some of those artists who are telling that story and their works are being featured at the gallery called "Dodomu" at Hudson Wilder. Dodomu, means "home" in Ukrainian.
"How could I leverage and utilize the space that we have, and the brand that we have, to really serve as a platform to be able to bring to light, and bring people together on what's going on in Ukraine?" says Conway Liao, founder and owner of Hudson Wilder. So Liao got to work in January and contacted Shapoval and everything came to place.
Shapoval made the potteries while her partner painted them.
Lytvyn took his camera to Poland and profiled four families who took in displaced Ukrainians.
"They showed their care and devotion of their time and just the simply kindness they had to each other," Lytvyn says.
Visitors to the gallery can take a look at some of the artwork and browse around. They also have a chance to purchase some of the artworks. When they do, all of those proceeds will go to Co-Haty, an organization that is helping displaced Ukrainians.
Artists say Co-Haty has housed over 400 people in four locations so far.
Art lovers will have until Sunday afternoon to see the gallery, either at Hudson Wilder or at Skylight at Essex Crossing in Manhattan.
Artists say the gallery will continue online so art lovers will still be able to support their mission.