I have a new exhibition on the wall at Charles A. Hartman Fine Art in Portland, Oregon. Hope to see you all at the reception on Thursday, April 4, 2019!
Hornsund: Photographs by Corey Arnold
March 21 – April 27, 2019
Opening reception: First Thursday, April 4th, 5 – 8pm
Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, Portland, OR
“In 2013, I landed by ship at the Polish Polar Station, an outpost maintained by Polish scientists located on the remote Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard in a fjord named Hornsund. At 77˚N latitude, the station is a rare human outpost in the far North, on an island with few year-round inhabitants aside from native polar bears, arctic foxes, and an abundance of tiny reindeer. In early September the sky never grows dark, and I spent long days trekking across chossy valleys and crumbling mountains, exploring the many glaciers that rest and rumble within a 24-hour walk. Some days I’d join a glaciologist on their mission across vast glacial landscapes to check their field instruments and on other days, I would walk alone hauling a heavy backpack of camera equipment with an old WWII rifle strapped to my back for protection from white bears.” –Corey Arnold
Charles A. Hartman Fine Art is excited to present Hornsund, an exhibition of stunning new work by world renowned photographer Corey Arnold. Made in 2013 in association with Project-Pressure and shown here for the first time, this compelling suite of images explores an otherworldly landscape on the front lines of climate change. Arnold’s photographs depict a vast landscape that is both beautiful and delicate, remote and unknown. Scientists, equipment and inquisitive reindeer inhabit a landscape that is rarely seen yet essential to life as we know it, and now on the cusp of vast change. This is Corey Arnold’s sixth solo exhibition art Charles A. Hartman Fine Art. It is not to be missed.
Corey Arnold is a fine art photographer and Alaskan commercial fisherman based in Portland, Oregon. His work examines humanity’s relationship with the natural world including animals, food production, and environmental issues. Since 2002, he has photographed his life at sea working as a Bering Sea crab fisherman and documented his summers captaining a sockeye salmon fishing boat in Alaska. In the off-season he continues to explore the world’s commercial fisheries in an ongoing project entitled Fish-Work.
His photographs have been exhibited worldwide and published in Harpers, The New Yorker, New York Times LENS, Art Ltd, Rolling Stone, Time, Outside, National Geographic and The Paris Review among others. Two books of Corey’s photography including Fish-