The University of Maine at Machias Art Gallery will open a show of the work of photographer Lisa Tyson Ennis with a reception on Oct. 18 from 5 – 7 pm. Entitled What Once Was, the show will be on display in the gallery through Dec. 8.
Responding to dramatic changes occurring within the inshore fisheries of New England and Atlantic Canada, fine art photographer Lisa Tyson Ennis has focused her large format cameras on the area’s haunting symbols of another time – herring weirs, smokehouses and remote fishing outports in Newfoundland.
Working with the ethereal 19th century photographic processes of tintype and collodion glass negatives as well as traditional silver printing in a wet darkroom, Tyson Ennis’ images suggest a certain timelessness and a unison of light and landscape that is both representational and symbolic.
Tyson Ennis’ work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Tides Institute & Museum, the Delaware Art Museum, and the Portland Museum of Art, as well as many public and private collections and has been included in more than 75 solo and group exhibitions. She lives on the coast in Lubec, Maine with her husband and collie.
Gallery hours are noon – 5 pm, Monday through Friday. For more information, visit www.machias.edu.