Art Guide: Project Gallery: Hew Locke

Art Guide

Project Gallery: Hew Locke

Artist Hew Locke discusses influences for his
installation For Those in Peril on the Sea (2011).

 
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Project Gallery: Hew Locke

For Those in Peril on the Sea (2011) is an installation by Hew Locke (b. 1959), a British artist of Guyanese descent. It consists of dozens of scaled-down replicas of ships suspended from the ceiling, creating the impression of a massive exodus taking place throughout the architectural space above the viewer. It features a broad range of vessel types, from cigarette boats, catamarans and cruise liners to ragged fishing skiffs and timeworn cargo ships. In light of Miami’s history as the site for numerous waves of immigration—particularly from the Caribbean, and specifically by sea—For Those in Peril on the Sea will have a particular resonance for the Museum’s audiences. With its significant links to the South Florida community, this installation, part of Pérez Art Museum Miami’s permanent collection, promises a powerful initial experience for visitors to the new building.

For Those in Peril on the Sea (2011) is an installation by Hew Locke (b. 1959), a British artist of Guyanese descent. It consists of dozens of scaled-down replicas of ships suspended from the ceiling, creating the impression of a massive exodus taking place throughout the architectural space above the viewer. It features a broad range of vessel types, from cigarette boats, catamarans and cruise liners to ragged fishing skiffs and timeworn cargo ships. In light of Miami’s history as the site for numerous waves of immigration—particularly from the Caribbean, and specifically by sea—For Those in Peril on the Sea will have a particular resonance for the Museum’s audiences. With its significant links to the South Florida community, this installation, part of Pérez Art Museum Miami’s permanent collection, promises a powerful initial experience for visitors to the new building.

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Hew Locke, For Those in Peril on the Sea, 2011. Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, museum purchase with funds from the Helena Rubinstein Foundation Challenge Grant. Reproduced with the permission of the artist.

For Those in Peril on the Sea (2011) is an installation by Hew Locke (b. 1959), a British artist of Guyanese descent. It consists of dozens of scaled-down replicas of ships suspended from the ceiling, creating the impression of a massive exodus taking place throughout the architectural space above the viewer. It features a broad range of vessel types, from cigarette boats, catamarans and cruise liners to ragged fishing skiffs and timeworn cargo ships. In light of Miami’s history as the site for numerous waves of immigration—particularly from the Caribbean, and specifically by sea—For Those in Peril on the Sea will have a particular resonance for the Museum’s audiences. With its significant links to the South Florida community, this installation, part of Pérez Art Museum Miami’s permanent collection, promises a powerful initial experience for visitors to the new building.

For Those in Peril on the Sea (2011) is an installation by Hew Locke (b. 1959), a British artist of Guyanese descent. It consists of dozens of scaled-down replicas of ships suspended from the ceiling, creating the impression of a massive exodus taking place throughout the architectural space above the viewer. It features a broad range of vessel types, from cigarette boats, catamarans and cruise liners to ragged fishing skiffs and timeworn cargo ships. In light of Miami’s history as the site for numerous waves of immigration—particularly from the Caribbean, and specifically by sea—For Those in Peril on the Sea will have a particular resonance for the Museum’s audiences. With its significant links to the South Florida community, this installation, part of Pérez Art Museum Miami’s permanent collection, promises a powerful initial experience for visitors to the new building.

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Hew Locke
For Those in Peril on the Sea, 2011
Model boats and mixed media
79 boats; dimensions variable
Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, museum purchase from the Helena Rubinstein Philanthropic Fund at The Miami Foundation
Installation view Pérez Art Museum Miami
Reproduced with the permission of the artist

For Those in Peril on the Sea was commissioned by the Creative Foundation for the Folkestone Triennial 2011
Photo by Daniel Azoulay photography

Hew Locke
For Those in Peril on the Sea, 2011
Model boats and mixed media
79 boats; dimensions variable
Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, museum purchase from the Helena Rubinstein Philanthropic Fund at The Miami Foundation
Installation view Pérez Art Museum Miami
Reproduced with the permission of the artist

For Those in Peril on the Sea was commissioned by the Creative Foundation for the Folkestone Triennial 2011
Photo by Daniel Azoulay photography

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Hew Locke
For Those in Peril on the Sea, 2011
Model boats and mixed media
79 boats; dimensions variable
Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, museum purchase from the Helena Rubinstein Philanthropic Fund at The Miami Foundation
Installation view Pérez Art Museum Miami
Reproduced with the permission of the artist

For Those in Peril on the Sea was commissioned by the Creative Foundation for the Folkestone Triennial 2011
Photo by Daniel Azoulay photography

Hew Locke
For Those in Peril on the Sea, 2011
Model boats and mixed media
79 boats; dimensions variable
Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, museum purchase from the Helena Rubinstein Philanthropic Fund at The Miami Foundation
Installation view Pérez Art Museum Miami
Reproduced with the permission of the artist

For Those in Peril on the Sea was commissioned by the Creative Foundation for the Folkestone Triennial 2011
Photo by Daniel Azoulay photography

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