"Summon the Sea! Contemporary Artists and Moby Dick"

Event Date

Friday, October 11, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm

Schedule

Dates & times for October 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, October 12, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, October 13, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Monday, October 14, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday, October 18, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, October 20, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Monday, October 21, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday, October 25, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, October 27, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Monday, October 28, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm

Venue

Telfair Museums' Jepson Center
207 W. York St.
Savannah GA 31401
Tristin Lowe (American, b. 1966) Mocha Dick, 2009 Wool felt, vinyl coated fabric, and internal fan 127 x 165 x 609 inches in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA, West Collection, Oaks PA © Tristin Lowe
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Summon the Sea! Contemporary Artists and Moby Dick examines the work of six contemporary artists—Corey Arnold, Guy Ben-Ner, Patty Chang, Tristin Lowe, Allan Sekula, and Frank Stella—who act as epic storytellers as they respond to, challenge, and celebrate the allegories presented in Melville’s literary classic through large-scale sculpture, photography, prints, and video made since 1985.

These artists were selected for the epic nature of their own searching: the bodies of work on view represent a similar tome-like status in each artist’s oeuvre—they were either painstakingly created over multiple years or were executed on an epic scale warranted by a novel like Moby-Dick. These artists’ work encourages dialogue about ecology and nature, economics and industry, human psychology and emotion.

The exhibition comprises four major temporary exhibition galleries in the Jepson Center. Steward South and Kane Gallery: November 1, 2019-February 16, 2020. Levitt and Varnedoe Galleries: October 11, 2019-January 26, 2020.


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Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
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  • Group-Friendly
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