Posted on August 19, 2016 by Nikki White
As part of Ships of the Sea’s 50th anniversary, they will be presenting a large interactive installation entitled “Gestalt” by local artist and SCAD professor Chris Nitsche. The installation will be located along the north wall in the Museum’s north garden, and will be open free to the public daily from August-December 2016, with a special opening reception on be August 26, 2016 at 7 p.m., which is free to the public.
The installation will take the shape of a ship’s hull—75 feet long, 8 feet high, and will be built in sections with access gaps to enable visitors to walk through the inside of the hull. The sheer scale of the piece should stir the sense of wonder and mystery that ships and the sea have aroused in us all, while at the same time paying tribute to the maritime character of our city.
A selection of the Chris Nitsche’s preliminary sketches will also be on display in the Museum atrium. For more information about the event or exhibition, go to shipsofthesea.org, and to read Chris’ blog on this project click here.