Empire of Water TOURs
Led By Chief Curator
APRIL 17, 2022 I 10:30 AM
The Church is pleased to offer tours of our current exhibition, Empire of Water, led by Chief Curator Sara Cochran.
Given the effects of climate change, the global need for clean water, and the specific issues on the East End of Long Island the topic of water is timely and important. The Church will explore this subject through the mediation of contemporary artists in the exhibition and a diverse series of related programs.
The exhibition includes 47 artworks by 44 artists in a variety of mediums including painting, photography, sculpture, and digital work, bringing together established and emerging artists in the area and from across the globe. Their artworks represent and use the theme of water in a myriad of ways: artists like Doug Aitken, Linda K. Alpern, Reneke Dijkstra, and Sally Mann address its place in leisure; Daniel Beltra, Scott Bluedorn, Edward Burtynsky, Liza Lou, and Andy Warhol find beauty, horror, and humor in the realities of pollution; Tonico Lemos Aud, Cappy Amundsen, Paton Miller, and Duke Riley reflect on the traditions of those who live by the sea; and John Alexander, Ross Bleckner, Jim Campbell, Vija Celmins, Thornton Dial, April Gornik, Lawren Harris, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Longo, Clifford Ross, and Hiroshi Sugimoto create compelling images of waterscapes.