The Norton Museum of Art in Palm Beach presents a piece from the Brooklyn-based artist Mark Fox entitled "Giverny : Journal of an Unseen Garden". This video installation is the result of the artist’s stay at the Monet Foundation in Giverny in 2010. Giverny is known as the home of legendary French impressionist painter Claude Monet; one hour from Paris, one can visit the former house and garden that belonged to the famous painter, as well as the Museum of Impressionisms. While on a three-month residence program there, Fox searched for a way to capture the iconic garden from a fresh perspective. This led to experimentation with underwater photography in the famed lily pond.  Mark Fox filmed beneath the pond’s surface, marking hourly shifts of light and seasonal changes in this "unseen garden." The result – "Giverny : Journal of an Unseen Garden" – pays homage to Monet’s practice of studying the effects of temporal shifts of light  on a single subject. The video imagery  – projected on multiple screens – resembles the long, horizontal orientation of Monet’s works in the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris for which Monet created a series of large Nymphéas paintings that were donated to the museum in 1922. 

Giverny:Journal of an Unseen Garden, 2014. Courtesy Hiram Butler Gallery.

Five screens, each one showing high definition underwater video footage during different times of day, are projected in an endless loop. The installation intends to affect visitors in a way that’s consistent with Monet’s original concept for l’Orangerie space, "to surround the viewer with a watery world."

From Fox’s point of view: "The resulting images are surprising in the way they reveal an aspect of the garden unknown and oddly familiar in the ‘impressionistic’ atmosphere created by the light filtering through water."

The show will last from July 5th to October 30th, and will be punctuated by several events and talks about the work.

THE NORTON MUSEUM OF ART

MARK FOX

HIRAM BUTLER GALLERY

Norton Museum of Art 1451 S. Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Mark Fox brings Giverny to Palm Beach

When
July 5 to October 30, 2016
Where
Norton Museum of Art
1451 S. Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Giverny:Journal of an Unseen Garden, 2014. Courtesy Hiram Butler Gallery.

The Norton Museum of Art in Palm Beach presents a piece from the Brooklyn-based artist Mark Fox entitled "Giverny : Journal of an Unseen Garden". This video installation is the result of the artist’s stay at the Monet Foundation in Giverny in 2010. Giverny is known as the home of legendary French impressionist painter Claude Monet; one hour from Paris, one can visit the former house and garden that belonged to the famous painter, as well as the Museum of Impressionisms. While on a three-month residence program there, Fox searched for a way to capture the iconic garden from a fresh perspective. This led to experimentation with underwater photography in the famed lily pond.  Mark Fox filmed beneath the pond’s surface, marking hourly shifts of light and seasonal changes in this "unseen garden." The result – "Giverny : Journal of an Unseen Garden" – pays homage to Monet’s practice of studying the effects of temporal shifts of light  on a single subject. The video imagery  – projected on multiple screens – resembles the long, horizontal orientation of Monet’s works in the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris for which Monet created a series of large Nymphéas paintings that were donated to the museum in 1922. 

Giverny:Journal of an Unseen Garden, 2014. Courtesy Hiram Butler Gallery.

Five screens, each one showing high definition underwater video footage during different times of day, are projected in an endless loop. The installation intends to affect visitors in a way that’s consistent with Monet’s original concept for l’Orangerie space, "to surround the viewer with a watery world."

From Fox’s point of view: "The resulting images are surprising in the way they reveal an aspect of the garden unknown and oddly familiar in the ‘impressionistic’ atmosphere created by the light filtering through water."

The show will last from July 5th to October 30th, and will be punctuated by several events and talks about the work.

THE NORTON MUSEUM OF ART

MARK FOX

HIRAM BUTLER GALLERY

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