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Alexis Rockman: Shipwrecks

July 8, 2022
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Ackland Art Museum


Shipwreck stories have long held broad fascination for many of us – artists included.

Alexis Rockman (American, born 1962) created this dramatic series depicting historic sea disasters to explore the impact of transportation and migration – from goods and people to plants and animals – on our planet and its waterways.

His large-scale oil paintings and watercolors remind us of the shadow of potential disaster that looms over ocean voyages. While Rockman’s artworks place these concerns in a global narrative – representing the flora, fauna, and ship types found throughout different oceans and cultures – they have a special resonance for North Carolinian viewers. The Outer Banks’s “Graveyard of the Atlantic” has claimed thousands of ships since record keeping began in the sixteenth century.

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Ackland Art Museum
101 S. Columbia St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

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