“Postcards from the Island” – Gary Castle

Lantz-based artist Gary Castle exhibits haunting photographs of the historic little peninsula known as Horseshoe Island. Postcards from the Island is at the Corridor Gallery April 4 – 27.

“Horseshoe Island Park”, photograph, 10 x 8″, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist.

Describing the work on view, Castle explains:

Horseshoe Island beach, in the late 1940s and early 1950s, was a very popular summer spot on weekends. Photographs from then show crowds in great numbers, swimming at the beach. Now, it seems to have lost popularity for these activities. Ever since I came to Halifax I have always admired this strange little non-island jutting out into the Northwest Arm. I believe it’s the lines and the curves of this formation and its relationship to the water, snow, and sky. The formation never changes while everything around it does. These elements together produce a calming effect. Time appears to stand still here. I’ve tried to convey this feeling in these images.

Gary Castle has been a professional photographer/artist since 1968. Graduating with a diploma in Photographic Theory in 1967, he began his photographic career at Dalhousie University as a bio-medical photographer until 1981 when he opened his own custom photo-service lab.  He has had numerous one-man shows of his photographic images and his photos have been published extensively in journals and books.  His painting/ photo collage works have been included in many group exhibits and, along with his photographs, are in the permanent collections of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Art Bank of Nova Scotia as well as private collections. Since 1999 he has freelanced and concentrated on photo collage work and painting.

To see more of Gary Castle’s work please visit his e-studio.

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Located inside the Visual Arts Nova Scotia office at the Halifax Seaport since 2000, the Corridor Gallery is complimented by a historical legacy of Nova Scotia culture, simple yet modern architectural elements and an array of current cultural activity in the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia office. The Corridor Gallery is located at 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia and is open Monday through Friday, 9:30am – 5pm.

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High resolution image for press available via Dropbox.

For further information regarding the exhibition contact:

Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
902.423.4694 | 1.866.225.8267 | f: 902.422.0881
vans@visualarts.ns.ca | www.visualarts.ns.ca

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