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Imogen show celebrates fisherman lifestyle during FisherPoets Gathering

Reception for fisher/photographer Corey Arnold held 4-6 p.m. Feb. 23

Published on February 21, 2018 4:29PM

“Homecoming”

Corey Arnold photo

“Homecoming”

“Blind Leader”

Corey Arnold photo

“Blind Leader”

Pollock Trawl Nets in Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Corey Arnold photo

Pollock Trawl Nets in Dutch Harbor, Alaska


ASTORIA — With FisherPoets Gathering just around the corner, Imogen Gallery is pleased to be hosting “Aleutian Dreams,” an exhibition by professional artist/fisherman Corey Arnold, of Portland.

This will be Arnold’s third exhibition at Imogen, held in conjunction with the 2018 FisherPoets Gathering, an annual celebration of the fishing community, offering a glimpse into a very specific industry through stories and poetry written and recited by fisher folk.

The exhibition is already open, and an artist/welcoming reception will be held 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, to kick off the full weekend of FisherPoets events.

Throughout that weekend, Arnold is also planning a collaborative projection show on a building adjacent to Imogen Gallery (240 11th St.). Light bites and beverages will be provided by Astoria Coffee House & Bistro for both events. The exhibition will remain on display through Tuesday, March 6.

Arnold’s career as a fine art photographer and fisherman has taken him far, both documenting and fishing the world’s oceans. The photographs included in this exhibition are from more recent trips, working out of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, where he focused his time documenting the challenging work of the commercial fishing industry.

Arnold’s work celebrates the fisherman lifestyle. He also hopes to convey a broader message, raising awareness of the challenges that coastal communities and our oceans face in the 21st century.

His work has been exhibited worldwide and published in Harpers, The New Yorker, New York Times, Rolling Stone, Time and National Geographic among others.

For more information about Imogen Gallery, call 503-468-0620, stop by in person or visit imogengallery.com or the gallery’s Facebook page.





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