SOURCE: Look North

May 20, 2008 09:45 ET

Former Alaskan King Crab Fisherman Turns Environmental Gallerist in New York City

BROOKLYN, NY--(Marketwire - May 20, 2008) - A former First Mate of the Alaskan King Crab boats Arctic Sea and North Sea, Jim Clark opened Look North Gallery in New York City in 2007. The gallery utilizes esteemed contemporary art as a tasteful yet effective tool for creating awareness and galvanizing action in the fight against the devastating effects of climate change in the Arctic. Jim Clark has traveled and worked in Arctic communities for 15 years and appeared on The Discovery Channel's award winning series "The Deadliest Catch." This experience, coupled with Jim's career in the family art business, cultivated a love of Arctic and Inuit culture as well as a deep understanding of the environmental issues that affect these regions. The collection of artwork found at the gallery is a reflection of this longtime passion and concern.

Originally looking for adventure as a young man, Clark took a job on a commercial fishing boat in the unforgiving Bering Sea of Alaska. He soon fell in love with the land, the culture and the unique and striking artwork being created in the Arctic. Over the next 15 years Jim's career in the maritime industry afforded him the ability of traveling and collecting Inuit art throughout the communities of the North. Mr. Clark opened Look North and began representing established and emerging Inuit artists from across the Alaskan and Canadian Arctic. In 2008, Look North included the Polar photography from world-renowned fine arts photographer Rena Bass Forman whose work is showcased in many prestigious collections, museums and embassies.

Situated in a newly renovated Civil War-era building that was once a former shipping warehouse, Look North's waterfront location offers stunning views of New York Harbor from the gallery floor. This architectural award winning building makes for a memorable gallery experience and has allowed Jim Clark to keep his Arctic and maritime passion alive in New York City. Look North Gallery amassed many allies in its efforts to combat the effects of climate change including alliances with Arctic Bear Productions, Al Gore's Climate Project and the American Museum of Natural History.

For more information, contact Jim Clark at 347/721.3995, or

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