Zoe Wetherall "Niagara" archival pigment print (2019)
"Water: What Lies Beneath" ONLINE EXCLUSIVE
featuring: Sasha Bezzubov, Phillip Buehler, Peggy Cyphers, Debra Drexler, Jessica Hargreaves, Sean Hemmerle, Suzanne Levesque, Sascha Mallon, Stephen Mallon, Karen Marston, Sarah Olson, Ross Racine, Ashok Sinha, Shira Toren, Zoe Wetherall, Edie Winograde
"Water: What Lies Beneath" is our August Online exhibition and and features artists who's artwork explores our relationship with this vital resource.
(left: Karen Marston "Bleached Brain" oil on paper, 20"x26")
Water is a vital resource to life on our planet, all plants and animals must have water to survive. It connects us as a society and also can be a boundary. Water can be destructive as it is healing. Rivers, canals, lakes, and oceans offer passage and a way to transport goods and people, and safe use can be an asset, as misuse and contamination can bring out dire consequences.
(right image: Shira Toren, "Walking on Water" Venetian plaster, pigment on canvas, 36" × 30")
And while we see there is beauty and romanticism in the view of open water, waves and the flow of a brook or stream, it can also be something to fear, as water can hold a great power and be the force of devastation- in its absence and in its great abundance. It is our heritage, given to us from generations before; as it is as a legacy to pass to the next generation. Our actions now can develop into dire consequences or positive outcomes for the future.
left image: Sean Hemmerle, "Fall Kill Falls at Davies Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 2018" archival pigment print
Artists selected for "Water: What Lies Beneath" investigate our relationship with water. These artists uncover the results and and the impact we have on the environment, document how our oceans and local water sources are changing and the meditative beauty of water. curated by Kathleen Vance
(right image: Phillip Buehler, "Flint Water Tower", archival pigment print, 2016)
Follow Artists in "Water: What Lies Beneath":
(left image: Peggy Cyphers, "Swept Away" 70x50” collage and paint on canvas)
(left image: Stephen Mallon, "Settling" C-Print photograph, right image: Sasha Bezzubov, "Water, 76" silver gelatin print)