Wet

Curated by Harriet Lesser
Fri, Sept 1–Sun, Nov 5, 2017
Mansion at Strathmore

Water makes up 70% of the Earth’s surface. Therefore, it is not surprising that artists have been entranced by the reflective and translucent qualities of water for centuries. This exhibition presents artwork that examines water in two ways: the life forms that live within it and our aquatic customs and reveries. We invite you to run from an impending rain shower, hit the sand and surf, or step into a boat to ride the currents. Discover oil paintings so realistic you can almost dip your toe into them, and sculptures that evoke myths and sailor songs. Under the waves, artists portray the flicker of fish popping to the surface or swimming in shoals. Explore ceramics resembling washed up calcifications turned over by tides, textile crustaceans, and giants of the seas rendered in colored pencil and other media.


Related Events

Opening Reception, Thu, Sept 7
Children's Talk & Tour, Sat, Sept 16
Curator's Tour, Sat, Sept 16
Artists in Fiction Book Club, Wed, Sept 20 & Oct 18
Make It/Take It: Fused Glass, Thu, Sept 28
Water World, Sat, Oct 14


Support for Visual Arts programming at Strathmore is provided by Fox Hill

Wet
Essence of Shrimp by Stephanie Crossman

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