Steamship Disasters (Drawing Gallery)
Jan 7 - Feb 28, 1992
Starting on January 7th, the Frumkin/Adams Gallery will show a group of five cast porcelain sculptures by Richard Shaw from a recent series titled Steamship Disasters. These small scale sculptures, loosely based on the sinking of the Titanic, incorporate lights set into each pedestal that glow through the portals giving the effect of a ship at night. The ships in the exhibition are shown in a variety of situations, for example steaming through an ice flow, perched on an iceberg or sinking into the sea. The eeriest, titled On the Bottom shows a hulk on the ocean floor with lights still burning.
The Richard Shaw exhibition will continue in the Drawing Gallery through the 29th of February. The Frumkin/Adams Gallery is open from 10 to 6, Tuesday through Friday and from 10 to 5:30 on Saturdays.