A Shipwreck in an Art Gallery

A Shipwreck in an Art Gallery

Marcia Prentice
Sep 28, 2010

To wrap up the art and collection theme for the month of September, I decided to share one of my favorite art installations by Josh Beckman. Josh installed an almost scale model of a sailing ship into a small art gallery space. When viewing the installation, it brings on an appreciation of the creativity involved but also a sense of fear even though logic dictates that the ship sinking into the floor is simply art.

To compliment the shipwreck installation, the gallery, Machine Project, is hosting five weeks of nautical themed events, which end on October 8, 2010. Today's event at 8:00pm PST features Josh Beckman and Emily Lacy presenting poetry and music related to the Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
MORE INFO: Josh Beckman's Sea Nymph at Machine Projects

Images: Marianne Williams and flickr member Machine Project

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