Water Ways

April 04, 2015, through August 23, 2015

Tension and Flow

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Temporary Exhibitions, Harrington Gallery

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Water is essential to human life, shaping the geography of human settlement, modes of travel, and ease of trade. Too much water (flooding) or too little (drought) has wrought havoc in communities for millennia. This exhibition considers humans’ relationship to water, from the architecture of socialization pictured in Edward Burtynsky’s photograph of a stepwell in India to the dramatic effects of flooding shown in images of people in front of their homes from Gideon Mendel’s series Drowning World. From quiet still lifes (David Goldes) to panoramic landscapes (Ian Teh), these photographs showcase the beauty and power of this miraculous, yet quotidian, substance.

This exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, and generously support by the Harrington Gallery Fund.

Exhibition Curator

Curated by Amelia Kahl, Associate Curator of Academic Programming

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