‘Thames River Water Atlas’, by Marc Quinn at the Yale Center for British Art
From 20 May to 16 October, ‘Marc Quinn: History Painting+’ takes place at the Yale Center for British Art. The exhibition features six works by the artist shown in juxtaposition with paintings by Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, and J.M.W. Turner.
The exhibition also features ‘Thames River Water Atlas’ (2017), a medium-scale sculpture that Quinn conceived as an artist’s book for Ivorypress. Similar to many objects in the museum’s collections, the work considers humanity’s relationship with and impact on the environment.
This artist’s book incorporates traces of detritus found at the edges of the Thames and impressions of water drains in London’s streets, marking a vivid contrast with the land and seascapes on display at the YCBA.
This exhibition, open until 16 October 2022, is part of a multi-institutional exhibitions program taking place in museums and libraries across Europe and the United States during 2021 and 2022 on the occasion of Ivorypress’ twenty-fifth anniversary.