Christy Georg: Nautical Body. June 17 – July 8, 2010

Opening Reception: June 17th, 7:30pm.
Exhibition: June 18 – July 8th.

Christy Georg: Nautical Body.

“I exhaustively researched maritime history and culture to actualize a modern relationship to stories, lore, and tricks and trades of explorers, pirates, fishermen, ‘old salts,’ and sea-steading sailors. It forced me to live the life of my subject -living and working on the 83’ sailing schooner, Mystic Whaler, and later my own 23’ sailboat. This training instilled a rare insight into the “dying art” of maritime culture, practical techniques, and crafts, which inspire the work. Production began with a 2007-2008 fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, followed by a month residency at Ross Creek in Nova Scotia. The local environment of the Atlantic coast and its rich maritime history inspires and influences the work.  I make a contemporary reflection on history and the importance of the sea to culture… with the benefit of hindsight.”

CIRCA 1995