Corey J. Isenor, originally from Enfield, Nova Scotia, now lives in Halifax of the same province. He received a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from Mount Allison University in 2010 and following a year off, held the position of Inventions Library & Archives Coordinator at Eyelevel Gallery in Halifax, NS for 2012. Before returning to Halifax in 2017, he spent 5 years on the southern shore of the province, making friends, work, and a living in the communities along the ocean.
His current studio practice concentrates heavily on film & analog photography, with a focus on the local natural environment and the relationships that exist between the landscape and its human residents as the subject matter.
Corey has exhibited throughout Eastern Canada in cities including Toronto, ON (Gallery 44-Proof 20), Moncton, NB (Galerie Sans Nom), Halifax, NS (Eyelevel Gallery), and Saint John, NB (Saint John Arts Centre). He has also been featured in the e-magazine Arts East, the Halifax Publication ‘The Periodical Project’ and was the recipient of the 2014 Canadian Society for Civil Engineers Maritime Emerging Artist Award.
Artist Statement - 2017
My current work concentrates on the use of film photography, exploring the natural environment and the many elements of that environment be it the landscape, the vegetation, the animal kingdom, or human involvement. I’m interested in the separation between dominantly Western human cultures and our connections with the natural world, a gap that appears to be continually growing. Furthermore, my work is focused on exploring our concepts of appreciation towards the natural world and how this attitude presents itself. Most of these ideas deal with the philosophical, spiritual or personal sides of these relationships, while also taking into account the continually changing tourism of natural beauty and the value of the landscape.
All Works © 2017 Corey J. Isenor