As we celebrate Earth Day this week, we are pleased to announce our latest exhibit, “TIGHT LINES: Mixed Media Fish by Artist Stephen Palmer”.
Frequenters of Greenport Harbor Brewing Company’s Peconic restaurant will recognize Stephen Palmer’s whimsical sculptures of fishes constructed out of found objects such as saw blades, golf tees, or silverware. For the first time, Palmer’s sculptures will be the focus of GHBC’s latest exhibition at their Greenport location.
The artist’s mixed media fish speaks to the environment by his use of things that might otherwise be discarded and are commonly found in our waterways and landfills. These sculptures are friendly, accessible, and reconnect us to our past through the use of vintage objects – repurposed with a message. His work is assembled, wired and named. An annual percentage of the sale of Steve’s fish helps support environmental groups.
“For me, doing these fish is a constant creative adventure and I think creativity is so critical to the success of anybody, especially for children growing up and we need to continue teaching and encouraging it.”