June 27th, 2012
October 12th, 2011
Study with Homemade Smoke Bomb, 2010 © Caleb Charland/Courtesy of ClampArt and Mazzeo Projects, New York City
Maine-based artist Caleb Charland will present two photographs from his “Fathom and Fray” series, in the Summer group exhibit “Into the Woods” at ClampArt. In addition to Charland, the show features photographic works by Corey Arnold, Anna Beeke, Larry Clark, Lisa Dilillo, Adam Ekberg, Nan Goldin, Gregory Halpern, Collin LaFleche, Sebastian Lemm, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Ahndraya Parlato, Chad States, Amy Stein, and Robert Voit. “Into the Woods” will be on view June 28–August 17 at ClampArt in New York City, the opening reception is Thursday, June 28, 6–8pm.
The woods commonly serve as metaphor for many things—including that which is mysterious, perhaps frightening, or simply unfamiliar. The forest marks the edge of mankind’s domain, and for centuries poets, composers, painters, and artists of all media have been inspired by what at first may seem outwardly calm and tranquil, but firmly delineates what should be the boundary of man’s authority.
—Text courtesy of ClampArt, New York City
|All photos © Corey & Chris Arnold
Corey Arnold has worked seasonally in Alaska as a commercial fisherman for the past 15 years. He is best known for his ongoing photo series entitled Fish-Work, which is a photo essay chronicling the lives of commercial fishermen worldwide. His latest exhibition, Fishing with My Dad 1978-1995, opens at Ampersand Gallery and Fine Books in Portland Oregon on October 15th. The show is a collaboration of sorts between Corey & his father, Chris Arnold, who were avid sportfishermen and made these photographs of each other holding their catch throughout Corey’s childhood. The photographs speak to the fact that fishing and storytelling go hand in hand, and that cameras and their snapshots have historically served to verify the truth of often questionable narratives.
Recently published by Nazraeli Press in One Picture Book #69 (video of the book here) the photographs also record the trajectory of a life in which fishing and photography have never been far apart. He brings to this body of work not only his own firsthand experience as an Alaskan commercial fisherman; but a life-long passion for fishing, the roots of which we see here in snapshots that were made while fishing with his dad.
-courtesy Corey Arnold.