The G2 Gallery in Venice is presenting Visions of the Arctic: Florian Schulz, an exhibit of works by the wildlife photographer who documents threats to the Arctic region.

The exhibit, which opened May 4th, will run through June 20th at G2, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. An opening reception with Schulz is scheduled from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 7th.

A gallery spokesperson said the Arctic’s thriving, diverse landscape will come to light in this solo exhibition that takes an unprecedented look at the region. The images on display range from intimate portraits of Arctic wildlife to aerial shots of migratory herds.

“After spending many months hunkered down amongst the caribou, nesting birds and grizzlies, I realized that the only way I could effectively capture this massive expanse of land was with the use of aerial photography,” says Schulz.

The photographs reveal terrain that despite its reputation as a vast, foreboding landscape is quite fragile and under threat from industrialization and climate change, Schulz notes.

“These pictures capture a place on the cusp of fundamental change brought on by coming oil and gas development and the loss of snow and ice due to climate change,” said Trip Van Noppen, president of Earthjustice, which presents the exhibit.

The exhibit also documents the visible impact that climate change is already having on the Arctic landscape, from the early break-up of sea ice to the slow, but steady melting of glaciers, the gallery spokesperson said.

Information, (310) 452-2842.

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