We are also ecstatic to announce the first Gallery Hop of 2017, so mark your calendars for Friday, May 12th. The new show features Angela Morgan's latest works, with her show titled "dangling from new heights" - and a very special welcome to NYC Photographer, Peter Cunningham, (who also calls Grand Manon home), who is unveiling his latest book titled "DISAPPEARING BEFORE OUR EYES" and featuring photographs from this series. Peter Cunningham will be at the opening and we'd love to see you there!
If you find yourself uptown, take a break from the drizzling spring rains and drop in for some bright, exciting colors and scenes that are sure to fill you with the warmth of summer.
DISAPPEARING BEFORE OUR EYES
Stories from Grand Manan Island
Photographs and commentary by Peter Cunningham
On the evening of May 12, Trinity Galleries will present the debut of Peter Cunningham's new book,
DISAPPEARING BEFORE OUR EYES, Stories from Grand Manan Island.
Peter Cunningham lives on two islands, Grand Manan and Manhattan. His father came to The Bay of Fundy in the late 1930's to study fog and stayed on to raise a family among the fishermen and clams. His eldest son Peter grew to become a professional photographer based in New York working with Broadway shows and pop-stars, but he always kept one of his feet firmly grounded on Ingalls Head in Grand Manan. His island "grandfather' was born half-native in 1890 so Peter was blessed to get a feel for 19th century culture as it became 20th and then 21st century culture. After his father died in 2008 he began a project to photograph and write down some of the epical changes he had witnessed on his time on the island, those notes became the basis for this book. On the cover Peter comments on changes he finds common to both his islands:
Everywhere we turn these days life as we've known it is disappearing before our eyes. Whether it's trust that's disappearing, or common values, or common sense, or simply home grown vegetables, we feel familiar worlds slipping away. New structures arise to replace the old, facebook replaces the telephone as metal lobster traps replace the hand-hewn wooden ones that came before. Both claim to function more effectively but we all feel we are losing something as we kneel before The God of Efficiency. Before the invention of radar, fishermen on Grand Manan navigated through thick fog and strong currents by "Dead Reckoning". They used only a watch and a compass and their animal instincts to know where they were and where they were going. In current culture our familiar markers are disappearing, we tend to become lost in the social and economic fog that envelopes our lives. At our fingertips each of us have more raw data, more information than we've ever had before, so, technically speaking, our way home should be clear, but it's not. In the spirit of Dead Reckoning, our ancestors, would suggest we might start to locate ourselves if we simply STOP, LOOK, and LISTEN
Peter's work was last seen in Saint John Arts Center in 2010. He strung two sided pictures across the center of the gallery.
Spring has sprung, and Trinity Galleries is filled with beautiful new artworks from Kristina Boardman, Monika Wright, new artist Larry Horowitz!
Trinity Galleries is pleased to congratulate our artist Peter Gough on his painting "Lines Across The Marsh", which is now part of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery's permanent collection. This is a well deserved recognition to an artist who is committed to his work and is as well, somebody who is so supportive of the Arts and other artists. Peter has been with Trinity Galleries since 2001 and we look forward to a long and outstanding future together. Peter is also the Vice President for the Society of Canadian Artists, which represents just under 400 artists from coast to coast.
Congratulations again Peter
Going back a few years....
2012 - PETER GOUGH TAKES FIRST PRIZE !
Every year, the American Art Awards selects from artists works from all over the world,
in several different categories.
This year, our own Peter Gough takes First Prize....