Water, the odorless, tasteless liquid that sustains and nurtures
life, can be both beautiful and terrifying, as well as the source of much
inspiration. At Heather Gaudio Fine Art
, a new
group show, “Waterways
” displays a variety of works focused on water and its infinite
forms, from abstract sculptural forms to painted renderings and photographs
that hint at mythological themes.
The show brings together the works of a vast range of artists including
, Roxanne Faber Savage,
, Eve Stockton,
, who each interpret and envision water differently.
Take, for example, ’s
abstract C-prints, created by photographing a cascade of paint diffusing
through a 200-gallon tank of water to produce colorful, abstract,
landscape-esque scenes that portray water as a material. Or sculptor ’s Splash
a wave form modeled on a surface section of water and carved out of
acrylic—with dual significance, as some of her sources come from sound waves as
well as water.
black-and-white photographs that conjure the idea of the vulnerable surfer, in
control of his board but at the whim of an unforgiving and relentless surf.
Perhaps the most emblematic representations of the aqueous medium are works by
, several of
whose expansive oceanic compositions, which she paints using only her fingers
and paint, were featured on the hit Netflix series House of Cards
. Through this diverse selection of interpretations of water, the show conveys that water, as an essential and pervasive element, and a substance in constant flux, is an engaging, dynamic and inspirational subject for art creation.
III” is on view at Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, Connecticut,
June 5th–Sept. 6th, 2014