Exhibition

Underwater
17 July–11 September 2010

This exhibition brings together the most compelling underwater inspired artworks of the past decade, including painting, sculpture, photography and video works by ten international artists.

Bill Viola presents a mesmerising video where two lovers intertwine as they slowly descend into dark waters. A drawing by Ellen Gallagher conjectures a monstrous creature evolved in the far depths.

Straight from the pages of Jules Verne – a motorised model submarine by Cut and Scrape lurches about in the clutches of a giant squid. More abstractly, Shirley Kaneda’s paintings are concerned with the state of liquidity – her precise yet free squiggles are a play on refraction and reflection.

A Towner touring exhibition curated by Angela Kingston.