Tension and Flow
Temporary Exhibitions, Harrington Gallery
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.
Curated by Amelia Kahl
- Looking Back at Earth: Environmental Photography from the Hood Museum of Art
- Thin Ice: Inuit Traditions within a Changing Environment
- Okeanos, International + Contemporary Reflections on the Sea
- Hood Quarterly, "Water Ways: Tension and Flow"
- Recent Acquisitions: Edward Burtynsky, Stepwell #2, Panna Meena, Amber Rajasthan, India, 2010
- Featured Collection: Environmental Art