Conversation XIV: Water

Gallery Conversation Wall

Water is timeless…or is it? This installation of works from the Spencer’s collection explores contemporary artists’ perspectives on the elixir of life: H₂0. Many of the works assembled for this installation take a critical approach to the subject matter, exploring pollution and scarcity, whereas others address water symbolically, as a cleansing or destructive force. From this selection of 20th- and 21st-century works, a visual dialogue emerges between the Kaw River of Kansas and the Yangtze of China.

Selected images