On Saturday, July 1st, Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main Street in Rockland, Maine, will host an artist talk with Portland documentary/street photographer Nick Gervin. The talk will start upstairs at 1 PM and will last about an hour with a Q & A following. Nick will show slides and discuss his current solo show on the second level at Carver Hill which opened on June 2nd.
Nick uses a bright flash on a Fujifilm camera, which creates a high contrast black and white image and often solicits an expression of surprise from the subject. Nick organizes manmade light, inanimate objects, colorful people, and buildings into work that dances between photo journalism and narrative fine art. The work is sensitive, and because of his own personal struggle with alcoholism and drug abuse (he has been clean for eight years), it is also honest. He is not exploiting, judging or taking advantage of the most volatile souls in his images – he views people with compassion, and wants us to pay attention to the overlooked and ignored members of our communities. He is out in the city making images at all hours of the day and night; they range from tender moments between a couple to more challenging scenes of fireman tending to house fires, street fights, and arrests.
Nick’s images have been featured in many newspapers and magazines including a written review in The Huffington Post. Published in Popular Photography Magazine, Life Force Magazine, Portland Press Herald, Bangor Daily News, Portland Phoenix, The Forecaster, and Dig Portland. His work was also featured on many covers of Dispatch magazine. His solo show runs through Monday, July 3rd. The gallery will offer a promotion on prints to those attending the artist talk. FMI contact 207-594-7745 or see Nick’s page on the gallery website www.carverhillgallery.com