Fish-Work by Corey Arnold Decks Out PDX’s Concourse Connector


Unwind, cool down and marvel with PDX this Summer over an outstanding new exhibition through the PDX Art Program. Celebrated Portland Oregon based professional photographer Corey Arnold launched Fish-Work in the North and South ends of the Concourse Connector on August 8th of 2017. This stirring collection of twenty-two colorful photographs is now on view through August 6th of 2018. It should definitely not be missed!

 

Corey Arnold, Roadside Friend, 2017, 20 x 29 inches. Image courtesy of the artist.

Corey Arnold, Shifting Sea, 2017, 30 x 40 inches. Image Courtesy of the artist.

A photographer and commercial fisherman, Corey Arnold documents the ways of the sea and the people who work on its waters. Childhood fishing excursions with his father sparked Arnold’s desire to pursue a career on the ocean. As he explains, “These escapes into the vast sea wilderness…inspired me to seek out experiences beyond the town limits. I followed my childhood dreams of being a professional fisherman and carried my camera along to document the absurd, the mysterious, and the beauty that surrounds a life at sea.” After seven years aboard a crabbing ship, Arnold started his own sockeye salmon fishing operation, which he continues to oversee.

 

Fish-Work Exhibition Installation View, August 2017. Image courtesy of the Port of Portland.

As a professional photographer, Corey Arnold works on assignments for publications such as The New Yorker and National Geographic while also concentrating on his own fine art photography projects, including Fish-Work, an ongoing series capturing the experience of commercial fishermen around the world. The selection of photographs on exhibition for the PDX Art Program focus on the landscape of commercial fishing in the Aleutian Islands, Bristol Bay Alaska, and Europe from 2006 thru 2017.

 

Corey Arnold, Purse Seine Guardian, 2010, 30 x 40 inches. Image courtesy of the artist.

Fish-Work Exhibition Installation View, August 2017. Image courtesy of the Port of Portland.

Corey Arnold, High Tide, 2009, 20 x 29 inches. Image courtesy of the artist.

Corey Arnold is represented by Charles A. Hartman Fine Art in Portland, Oregon. His photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide including the Portland Art Museum and published in two books of photography by Nazraeli Press including Fish-Work: The Bering Sea, and Fishing with My Dad. Arnold was recently awarded 1st place Feature Photo Story by Pictures of the Year International for October National Geographic cover story: Unplugging the Selfie Generation. www.coreyfishes.com

 For inquiries and additional information please contact Charles A. Hartman Fine Art:

Email charles@hartmanfineart.net or call 503.287.3886 | www.hartmanfineart.net

Corey Arnold, Salmon Shark, 2010, 30 x 40 inches. Image courtesy of the artist.