Say – Sea – Take Me! brought together a selection of artworks from the Tang Museum Collection that explore ideas of the natural world as both idiosyncratic and full of mystery.
The exhibition featured three sculptures by Lenore Tawney, Murmuring River (1968), Shrine I and Shrine II (both 1995), a 2004 painting by Andrew Mania, Yetiscape, and a 1940 photograph by Barbara Morgan featuring dancer and choreographer Martha Graham performing Letters to the World, a piece based on the life and work of poet Emily Dickinson (1860–1886).
Shadows of Dickinson resurface in the exhibition's title, which comes from a line in one of Dickinson's poem c 1860.
Installation views, Say – Sea – Take Me!
courtesy Tang Teaching Museum.
Image (top), left to right, featuring artwork by
Barbara Morgan, Lenore Tawney, Andrew Mania and Lenore Tawney