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Ship to Shore

Ship to Shore

LUX Permanent Art Collection
LUX Museum Curator
01/09/2020 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
January 2020 to May 2020
Curator Statement

Some say water is the easiest art subject to depict. This is asserted because the information is repetitive and when you learn the structure of a wave or can represent the surface of water, you may create many variances of them in different settings. But as we all are aware, knowing art concepts intellectually does not impart the skill of an artist into our hands. Depicting the variations of depth, surface, splashing droplets, crashing waves, eddies, hues, and reflections of water is extremely challenging for artists.

Artwork focusing on water, coastline views, or seas were only occasionally created in antiquity. During the Renaissance, religious and mythological portrayals based on sea stories became popular. Later with the rise of naval military fleets, warfare between battleships became a common sea-based theme for artists. The term “seascape” to refer to water depictions was not used until approximately 1790. The word was meant to be a direct comparison or contrast to “landscape” images which are scenes of land although bodies of water are sometimes included.

Eventually, water themed artwork became more varied and artists no longer used ocean views solely to render battles or myths. Instead, seascapes became an eloquent subject to express a variety of emotions. For example, during the 20th Century, many artists focused on the tranquility of the water rather than its turbulence.

Whatever the artist’s intent, it is difficult not to feel stirred by the power of seascapes and water-based images. The vastness of oceans expands our horizon and a flowing brook captivates our interest. A calm water surface soothes our mind while a scene of crashing waves sets our pulses racing. The artists who portray the many moods of water never fail to earn our appreciation.

SHIP TO SHORE, an exhibition of seventeen seascape prints, was organized by Susan Soriente, Curator of the Lux Print Collection.

Print / Paper

Upcoming Exhibits

11/6/20 to 11/20/20
Fiber / Textiles
Jim Aden
Liana Agnew
Joel Anderson
Mark Arnold
Michael Ashley
Shawn Ballarin
Green Bee
Jessica Brandl
Wes Brown
Matt Bukrey
Larry Buller
Donna Burdic
Anne Burton
Elaine Buss
Neil Celani
Austin Coudriet
Drew Curtright
Lindsey Day
Hannah Demma
Amanda Durig
Adrienne Eliades
Katelyn Farneth
Allie Feezell
PJ Hargraves
Bree Hendricks
Kees Holterman
Sarah Jentsch
Kyle Johns
Josh Knutson
Mary Koziol
Brad Krieger
Clay Leonard
Carol Long
Anika Major
Susan McGilvrey
Catie Miller
Kyle Nobles
Samantha Oliver
Sarah Olsen
Cathy Patterson
Christy Puetz
Brittany Rea
Ricardo Rodriguez
Sarah Rowe
Agnes Seebass
Sarah Shoot
Susan Stark-Johnson
Evan Stoler
Patty Talbert
Harry Tompkin
Tara Tonsor
April White
Sandra Williams
11/6/20 to 12/30/20
Multiple Mediums
12/4/20 to 12/25/20
Juan José Castaño-Márquez
1/1/21 to 2/26/21
Multiple Mediums
Judy Bales
1/1/21 to 2/26/21
Fiber / Textiles

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