PORT CLYDE – Oryx Worx Studio is pleased to announce the following photographic events for mid and late summer 2014. Thursday August 14th, the studio will host the Georges River Land Trust for a reception from 3-5pm, to preview the photographic works of Antonia Small, and benefit the Land Trust as part of their Revelry for the River series. Works to be viewed will include the Port Clyde Fishermen project, as well as several images from Small’s narrative pinhole series, Fair Isle. Small will be speaking with guests about her long-term project photographing the ground-fishing fleet of Port Clyde and sharing insights to her “theater for the camera” pinhole images that also reference life on the sea.
This preview comes one month before the opening of the Port Clyde Fishermen show at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, ME. Select images from the project will be shown in the Main Street Gallery from the 9th of September to the 19th of October, with a reception from 4 – 6 pm on September 13th.
The Fair Isle pinhole series will be featured in a group show, titled “Out of the Box,” at Mars Hall Gallery in Port Clyde, from August 20th to October 13th; opening reception August 22nd 6 – 8 pm.
Ms. Small has lived in Port Clyde year-round for the last decade, and considers much of her work to be influenced by the sea and the people who live and work on the water.
“The tiny village of Port Clyde, Maine, is home to one of the region’s last remaining ground fishing fleets. Overfishing and environmental changes have devastated a once vibrant coast-wide way of life, leaving the souls of this small community clinging tenaciously to what remains of its fishery. These men and women are adopting new strategies and conservation measures that might allow their children to one day fish the same waters their families have worked for generations.”
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