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May 12 - June 3, 2017

On Friday, May 12, from 5-8 pm, is our first GALLERY HOP of the season and Trinity Galleries is thrilled to be opening 2 wonderful exhibitions for 2 artists.

Angela Morgan's show is titled "dangling from new heights", and it's guaranteed to be a hot ticket in the city that night.

NYC Photographer, Peter Cunningham, is showcasing photographs from his latest book that he is launching right here at Trinity Galleries titled, "DISAPPEARING BEFORE OUR EYES".

What a night - come on out and enjoy !


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:

 
 
"Artist/Photographer"
 
 
PETER CUNNINGHAM
"Artist/Photographer"
Photography
 
 
PETER CUNNINGHAM
"Untitled 94"
Photography
 
 
PETER CUNNINGHAM
"Untitled 83"
Photography
 
 
PETER CUNNINGHAM
"Untitled 84"
Photography
 
 
PETER CUNNINGHAM
"Forgetting 71"
Photography
 
 
PETER CUNNINGHAM
"Forgetting 72"
Photography
 
 
PETER CUNNINGHAM
"Forgetting 74"
Photography
 
 
PETER CUNNINGHAM
"Humans Being 75"
Photography
 
 
PETER CUNNINGHAM
"Humans Being 76"
Photography
 
 
PETER CUNNINGHAM
"Forgetting 73"
Photography
 
 
PETER CUNNINGHAM
"Humans Being 85"
Photography
 
 
PETER CUNNINGHAM
"Untitled 77"
Photography
 
 
PETER CUNNINGHAM
"Untitled 82"
Photography
 
 
PETER CUNNINGHAM
"Untitled 95"
Photography
 
 
PETER CUNNINGHAM
"Untitled 91"
Photography
 
 
PETER CUNNINGHAM
"Untitled 78"
Photography
 
 
PETER CUNNINGHAM
"Untitled 20"
Photography
 
 
PETER CUNNINGHAM
"Untitled 10"
 
 
PETER CUNNINGHAM
"Untitled 13"
Photography
 
 
PETER CUNNINGHAM
"Untitled 16"
Photography
 
 
Angela Morgan
"the shimmer between magic and mirage"
Oil on canvas
24 x 24 in.   
 
Angela Morgan
"the sands of summertime"
Oil on canvas
30 x 60 in.   
 
Angela Morgan
"dangling from new heights"
Oil on canvas
40 x 20 in.   
 
Angela Morgan
"queen of hearts, tarts and upstarts"
Oil on canvas
30 x 30 in.   
 
Angela Morgan
"a pun on purple"
Oil on canvas
30 x 30 in.   
 
Angela Morgan
"rain cloud accord"
Oil on canvas
15 x 30 in.   
 
Angela Morgan
"junior jump"
Oil on canvas
30 x 20 in.   
 
Angela Morgan
"gifting our stories"
Oil on canvas
24 x 12 in.   
 
Angela Morgan
"the making of mother goose"
Oil on canvas
60 x 12 in.   
 
Angela Morgan
"the word that you are saying"
Oil on canvas
30 x 24 in.   
 
Angela Morgan
"the colours of ritual"
Oil on canvas
36 x 24 in.   
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