Exhibition Dates: November 2nd - 27th Opening Reception: Thursday, November 3rd, 7-9pm Artist Talk Sunday, November 13th, 2pm
"Whales are ....other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time..." Henry Beston
We must look to the oceans for these nations. They are inhabited by extraordinarily complex societies of mammals. For a thousand years we have pursued them for economic gain, but now in appreciation of their uniqueness we have turned to new "pursuits": research science and public whale watching. These images document both sorts of "watching" on the surface of the whales' world.
Jennifer Modigliani captured these images in the last two years in the Caribbean, off the coast of Newfoundland, in the Gully Marine Protected Area (200 km off shore Nova Scotia) and near Sable Island Nova Scotia. They document “watching” by research scientists and tourists. The images are primarily of people and the sea, rather than whales. In the world of the oceans, older and more complex than ours, whales move finished and complete, apart from us, and these images attempt to capture our appreciation of their unique mystery and beauty, our attempt to comprehend their lives and our joy in their proximity.
A media release and promotional images are available on the media page.