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.