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BODY OF WATER

A multi-faceted look at H2O from drought to deluge

Mariona Barkus, Catherine Bennaton, Garrett M. Brown, Michael Davis, Christel Dillbohner, Candice Gawne, Suvan Geer,
Moses Hacmon, Robin Hextrum, Connie Jenkins, Dewitt Jones, Sant Khalsa, Margaret Lazzari, Poli Marichal,
Nancy Mooslin,
Ann Page, Felicia Page, Victor Raphael, Marianne Sadowski, Carol Saindon, Anne Scheid, Olga Seem,
Cory Sewelson,
Gina Stepaniuk

August 24 - September 17, 2015

Reception: Thursday,  September 3, 7-9 p.m.

Artist's Lecture: September 8 at 1 p.m.


Water is the source of all life, life's matrix and fecundity; it overflows into everything, it moves everywhere. We are fundamentally water: muscled water.
Emilie Conrad Daoud

BODY OF WATER celebrates the eternal beauty and essentiality of water while striving to bring more awareness to the increasing scarcity of H2O on planet earth. In this group of 24 artists there are drawers, painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, videographers and poets, each presenting a unique vision of the meaning and importance of water to life itself.

From acid rain to divine essence, from turbulent seas and melting icebergs to rhythmic patterns of light on water and deep still pools, this exhibition explores many facets of water as symbol and substance. The obvious conclusion can only be that without the watery wonder that funds our planet in every aspect, the dry remains would be far less than tantalizing or habitable.

Please join us in both reveling in the elemental magnificence of H2O as well as solemnizing about the potential outcome of drought and waste. The works within range from celebratory to didactic, and from scientific to the territory of myth and dreams.

 

Sant Khalsa, "In Our Hands," b/w photograph

Sant Khalsa, In Our Hands, b/w photograph

 

Connie Jenkins, "Noon in the Topanga," oil on canvas, 24 x 24"

Connie Jenkins, Noon in the Topanga, oil on canvas, 24 x 24"

 

Dewitt Jones; Ecstatic Turbulence; Color Photo; 2014

Dewitt Jones, Ecstatic Turbulence, Color Photo, 2014

 

Olga Seem, "Entanglement 3," 2014, ink on acrylic ground, 24 x 17 7/8"

Olga Seem, Entanglement 3, 2014, ink on acrylic ground, 24 x 17 7/8"

 Last Published 8/6/15