Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


Conversation XIV: Water
  • Conversation XIV: Water
  • 23-Mar-2013 - 28-Jul-2013
  • Gallery 405, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Water is timeless…or is it? This installation of works from the Spencer’s collection explores contemporary artists’ perspectives on the elixir of life: H₂0. Many of the works assembled for this installation take a critical approach to the subject matter, exploring pollution and scarcity, whereas others address water symbolically, as a cleansing or destructive force. From this selection of 20th- and 21st-century works, a visual dialogue emerges between the Kaw River of Kansas and the Yangtze of China.