A Sea of Solitary Islands, Coming Together

Artsy Editors
Aug 19, 2013 1:59AM

“The works in the show have the common theme of transformation, transfiguration, transcendence — how we retain ourselves as an individual island and what brings us together in communion,” said Bonnie Clearwater, director of the museum. In recent years, she said, she had witnessed an increased exploration of spiritual and emotional themes in art, something she noted that Mr. Viola had done for most of his career. “Cataclysmic events have made us crave connection,” she said. “Even in myself, I see a new receptiveness for his work.”

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