Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Jennifer Steinkamp @ Lehman Maupin, Chelsea until 11/25

Looks like an interesting show, thanks to Modern Art Obsession for pointing this out.

The panoramic The Wreck of the Dumaru is a site-specific installation encompassing every wall of the first room of the gallery. The work references her great uncle who became delirious and died at sea during World War I. Steinkamp portrays a forceful sea in hallucinogenic colors rising from the gallery floor. A languid blue acts as a tranquil background while the slow moving, yet dynamic waves rise and fall. Reaching extraordinary heights, the waves are disorienting as they crash and crest around the gallery.

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