Atkins are very proud to be a part of Che Chorley's The Sea and Me this SALA. The Sea and Me is a bold intimate series of portraits of the ocean from the eyes and imagination of Che Chorley. Find yourself immersed at sea level on a winter's evening at The Mill Gallery as part of SALA 2014.
Opening night August 1st at 6pm for 6.30 official proceedings.
The exhibition runs August 1-12, Mon-Sat 10am - 5pm and then tours to Jack Ruby throughout September 2014.
August 9th at 2pm Che is conducting and artists' talk.
This quote is from Paul Atkins' opening speech on 1st of August, and is a reading from Herman Melville's Moby Dick.
“Call me Ishmael. Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen, and regulating the circulation. Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off - then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can."
Here a media quote on Che's work from Rip It Up, March 2014:
“...His ocean photographs, rich and deep with brilliant, unexpected colour, are particularly striking. Seizing moments of rare peace or humour, Chorley’s pictures are one-of-a-kind moments in time.”
There are few words that can describe this exhibition, so please, get to the Mill and don't miss this opportunity.