Monday, September 14, 2009

Aquatic Art

It may not have the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, or evoke the emotional response of the Statue of Liberty, but there's something inherently beautiful about the sight of a sparkling, clear blue swimming pool. And it appears that recently, the art world has come to agree.

This month Utah artist Jamie Wayman has an exhibit of unique underwater images at Salt Lake City's Horne Fine Art gallery. Here's an article from The Salt Lake Tribune on Wayman's work and the current exhibit.

The P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center on Long Island also recently hosted an exhibit with work featuring swimming pools. From October 2008 until last March P.S.1 hosted an installation by Argentine artist Leandro Erlich. According to the press release, Leandro Erlich: Swimming Pool featured "a full-size pool, complete with all its trappings, including a deck and a ladder [all constructed by Erlich]."

If you were lucky enough to check out either exhibit in person, let me know what you thought!

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