PATRICK HUGHES AT THE WHYTE MUSEUM
Venice in Peril,
Oil on board construction
30 x 67 x 11”
Patrick Hughes' Venice in Peril will be shown at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies as part of the exhibition Water/Eau/水/Mînî/पानी / Wasser / מים /Acqua /پانی /Tubig/ H2O, on view from June 14 – October 18, 2015.
The exhibition draws on imagery from numerous artistic genres and eras spanning the mid-1800s industrial era to current global pursuits. This visually stunning and timely orchestrated compilation of historic and contemporary painting, video and installations will examine the beauty and peculiarity of Earth’s greatest resource. Acclaimed throughout time for its unpredictability, tranquil qualities, ritual and hygienic uses, nourishment and abundance, the purity of water and its sources are under threat. Contingent on water for survival, the existence of humans and wildlife are also in peril.