Andrew Miksys


April 5, 2007 - April 28, 2007

Baxt — a Romani (Gypsy) word that means Luck, Fate, Destiny, Karma, or Kismet — touches upon many of the themes in Andrew Miksys’ portraits. Relying on the close and often intimate relationships he’s developed with his subjects while visiting and now living in Lithuania for the past several years, Miksys never seeks to idealize the Gypsy world, nor does he rely on clichés and stereotypes in his portraits. He writes, “I tried to honor their traditions and their efforts to preserve them, but did not seek to romanticize anything. There is a beauty in the reality that’s far more interesting than the myths.”