August 2 – October 3, 2010
Opening reception: August 3, 7:30-8:30 PM. The August 3 reception is open to all. The public is also welcome to view the exhibit Monday through Sunday from 11 AM to 4 PM. Please check in with the receptionist. The Cambridge Homes is at 360 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA.
By photographing breathtaking ports of call, such as Grenada, Newport, Palma de Mallorca, Porto Cervo, and St. Barth´s, Cory Silken invites viewers “to experience a taste of the high life, including exceptional locations and multi-million dollar super-yachts.”
“Color of Wind,” a series of his yachting photographs, is on display at the Griffin Museum at The Cambridge Homes in Cambridge, MA, August 2 through October 3. An opening reception is August 3, 7:30-8:30 PM.
Silken is known for his sepia-toned panoramas, but these photographs are saturated with brilliant colors. The images are stretched five feet wide on “gallerie wrap” canvas and Silken’s remarkable timing captures the interaction between yachts and the dynamic play of sailing.
Whether he´s invited aboard the newest super-yacht or flying in a helicopter for the afternoon, Silken uses his privileged access to the private vessels to find unique vantage points and deliver an arresting perspective of the sport.
“The scope of this collection of works takes the viewer out of daily life and into the beauty of motion, color, and competition that lives on the water,” Silken says.
An avid outdoorsman, Silken´s main photographic and outdoor interest is yachting. He has crewed aboard the America’s Cup fleet in Newport, Rhode Island, and enjoys racing Firefly, a wooden Herreshoff S Class boat, in Narragansett Bay. Silken travels the world photographing boats, yachts, and ships for assignments and fine art work. His work regularly appears in local and international yachting and luxury lifestyle magazines, and has been published in several books. He also collaborates with filmmakers to provide full motion and still media solutions.
Silken has a gallery, Mariner Fine Art, in Newport, Rhode Island, and his work can be seen at www.corysilken.com.