Culture Southampton

Ship to Shore for SeaCity and John Hansard

Ship to Shore: Art and the Lure of the Sea

8 February - 4 May 2013

Ship to Shore: Art and the Lure of the Sea focuses on the different ways that contemporary artists have engaged with seas and oceans. The exhibition is an intriguing visual feast of paintings, films, photography and prints alongside archival objects evoking the disorientating vastness of oceans, unusual images of lighthouses, the romance of sea travel and ship-to-shore communications.
Ship to Shore offers the visitor a rich visual and audio experience, where the voices of the past are linked with the present, enigmatically joined by the theme of the sea.

Works by contemporary artists such as Tracey Emin, Tacita Dean, Yinka Shonibare, Susan Hiller, Steffi Klenz, Humphrey Ocean, Richard Long, Langlands and Bell, Simon Patterson, Mark Power, Zineb Sedira and Clare Kerr are exhibited alongside historic paintings, such as La Vague, by Gustav Courbet and artefacts including Donald Crowhurst’s ‘Navicator’ from the National Maritime Museum.
Ship to Shore is curated by Dr Jean Wainwright in collaboration with the SeaCity Museum and John Hansard Gallery, and is shown across both venues. Artists exhibiting at the John Hansard Gallery include Isaac Julien, Chris Burden, Catherine Yass and Thomas Joshua Cooper.

Image Credit
Catherine Yass, Lighthouse (North), 2011. Duratrans transparency, lightbox. Copyright the artist. Courtesy Alison Jacques Gallery, London.


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