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periwinkle blues
Christopher Boyne

Opening Reception is Saturday 9 August 2014 at 7PM

periwinkle blues marks a moment from my fathers history. While fishing in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in the late nineteen-seventies my father was on a boat called Lucky Strike which landed five blue fin tuna in three days. This was an incredible achievement as most boats in the fleet would not catch five of these fish over their entire season. The five fish ranged in weight from just under four-hundred to over one thousand pounds. My father caught two fish each weighing eight-hundred pounds. He kept the hook from one of the catches in a pine box on top of his bureau and he kept pictures of him standing next to the enormous fish as they hung from their tails at the dock in the top drawer of his desk. I spent my entire life looking at these images and pushing my fingertips into the sharp point of the enormous hook.

About the Artist

Chris Boyne (b. 1984. Halifax, Nova Scotia) is a photo-based artist who uses found ideas, memory and fiction to create work with manifold complexities. His work has been shown across Canada and in the United States and he is the recipient of multiple awards including the Dick and Gretchen Evans Fellowship for Photography. He is currently based in Montreal and Halifax.

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