Taking a Look, 2009

120mm film photograph

Framed in Chaos, 2009

120mm film photograph

Corey J. Isenor

Corey J. Isenor, originally from Enfield, Nova Scotia, now lives in Halifax. He received a Bachelors in Fine Arts from Mount Allison University in 2010 and was the Inventions Library & Archives Coordinator at Halifax’s Eyelevel Gallery in 2012. Corey has exhibited throughout Canada in cities including Toronto (Gallery 44-Proof 20), Moncton (Galerie Sans Nom), Halifax (Eyelevel Gallery), and Saint John (Saint John Arts Centre). He has been featured in the publications Aint-Bad, OPAL Community, and The Periodical Project, as well as online via Booooooom, iGNANT, C41 Magazine, Float Magazine, and Lyfstyl. He was the 2014 recipient of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineers Maritime Emerging Artist Award.

“These two photographs (taken at the New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art) play with ideas of appreciation towards art while composing the subjects in a way that highlights features of the sculptures. In one image, a woman appears to glance suggestively at a nude Hercules (Marble statue of a youthful Hercules, A.D. 69 – 96) while mirroring the angle of the leg. In the other, security guards stand alone under the chaos of a lifeless tree-like stainless steel mass (Roxy Paine’s Maelstrom, 2009), as if waiting for something to happen.”