We had the pleasure of working with the talented Nubar Alexanian for this upcoming exhibition "When The Fish Came First". The show runs May 28th - June 28th with an opening reception on Thursday, May 28th from 6:30-8:00pm at the Rocky Neck Art Colony. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet with the artist and view his beautiful works.
When The Fish Came First Gloucester Photographs by Nubar Alexanian
Rocky Neck Art Colony- The Cultural Center Gallery 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
Artists Reception Thursday, May 28, 6:30-8:00 PM
Press Release: The Rocky Neck Art Colony is pleased to announce the exhibition: When The Fish Came First, Nubar Alexanian’s photographs of Gloucester, opening May 28 and running through June 28, 2015 at the Cultural Center Gallery, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester. Spanning forty years, the exhibit features a stunning series of color photographs originally published in GEO magazine in 1981 and never before exhibited. For this work, taken over an eighteen month period, Alexanian accompanied the Brancaleone family of Gloucester on four ten day trips to Georges Bank aboard the Joseph & Lucia II. It is the most comprehensive contemporary document of commercial fishing in New England before its steep decline.
While the Joseph and Lucia series forms the heart of this collection, the exhibition’s upland component features large format black and white panoramas juxtaposed with images of everyday life and the intimate and collective rituals that give Gloucester its unique character. “In his fish photos Alexanian finds a metaphor of the people of Gloucester endangered, atavistic, communal and they're as riveting as they are forlorn." Christopher Millis, The Boston Phoenix When The Fish Came First is a watershed one-person exhibition that should not be missed.