‘Water… reassures you, affirms you, shows you who you are, extends you out into the world, camouflages light, sighs, sucks, laughs, splishes, splashes, slashes, washes, murmurs, gushes, bubbles, babbles, shimmers, shines, gleams, twinkles, sparkles, blinks, winks, waves.’
— Roni Horn
The Artist Room is pleased to present Lost at Sea, a group exhibition including works by Sholto Blissett, Peter Doig, Roni Horn, Louise Lawler, Kang Seung Lee and Ding Shilun.
Titled after Louise Lawler’s photograph Lost at Sea (Curtains) from 1996–7, The Artist Room’s exhibition explores the different ways that artists have utilised water as a symbolic device to convey timeless notions of longing, melancholy and hope. Connecting drawing, painting and photography by emerging and established artists, Lost at Sea seeks to understand why water – which can simultaneously evoke emotions of calm, awe and fear – continues to be a source of fascination for artists in their practice.