Black/ White – oil on paper mounted canvas
At Sea is a stunning exhibition of Heather Wilcoxon‘s boat paintings at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art in until September 10, 2017. These powerful images of the skeletal structures of boats seem to be seem to be dematerializing as you gaze at them, transcending their former life and hover in a transitional, almost spiritual state.
In her artist statement Heather Wilcoxon says in part,”I felt that the boat form could be explored on many levels: the metaphor of decay, my dealings with cancer……the physical beauty that surrounds me is ever changing – the tide comes in, the tide goes out.
As a Maritimer in love with old rotting boats and the history they carry, I can say I was thoroughly moved by this work!
Hot Water – oil on paper mounted canvas (Freedom & Divided)
Blue Water – oil on canvas (Storm & Wet)
Storm – oil on canvas
Protest – oil on canvas
Remains at Sea – oil on canvas
Worms – oil on canvas
Calm – Oil on Vellum
Blue Water – oil on canvas