Exhibitions

Droplet

2000; Mags Harries; Hand-blown glass; 9.5"x16"; Courtesy of the Artist 

Ripple Effect, The Art of H2O

On view June 18, 2011 to July 8, 2012

Located in the: Art & Nature Center

Ripple Effect, in PEM's interactive Art & Nature Center, highlights water as a medium for artistic expression and hands-on exploration. Visitors encounter water in its different states - solid, liquid and gas - as they investigate artworks inspired by rivers, geysers, snowflakes, fog and more. Water's allure to contemporary artists as a creative medium is compelling, especially in relation to the unique, life-giving properties of this substance we so often take for granted.


Support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum and the museum's Art & Nature Committee.

Images

Droplet

Droplet

2000; Mags Harries; Hand-blown glass; 9.5"x16"; Courtesy of the Artist 

Siberia Circles

Siberia Circles

2010; Jim Denevan; nine-square-mile snow drawing (detail) | pigmented inkjet photograph; 28.8" x 44"; Courtesy of the artist; photograph by Peter Hinson

Burble’s Gradient

Burble’s Gradient

2005; Peter Wasilewski; pigmented inkjet photograph; 31"x38"; Courtesy of the Artist 

Icemusic

Icemusic

Icemusic musician Terje Isungset with ice trumpet; photo by Bjørn Furuseth

Water Sculpture #9

Water Sculpture #9

2010; Shinichi Maruyama; archival pigment print; 43"x52"; Courtesy of Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Serac Moulin

Serac Moulin

2008; Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh; mixed media; 44"x44"x21"; Courtesy of the Artist

Further Reading