Corey Arnold: Fish-work The Archives
Imogen Gallery, Astoria, OR - Feb 8 – Mar 10
Corey Arnold’s stunning photography looks at life on a commercial fishing vessel with a frighteningly sharp focus. Massive dark-green waves spit spray like white sparks. An eagle glares at the camera. A man holds a pink cephalopod in his arms, his eyes hidden by the drooping hood of his orange waterproofs. Arnold, who lives in Portland but often fishes in Alaska, finds beauty in a pile of ropes and in the frozen railing of a ship’s bow.