SHARK, an exhibition at the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University takes visitors on a journey through over 70 artists' perspectives on these fascinating creatures from predator to victim to pop culture icon. The exhibition has been organized by the Museum of Art and curated by acclaimed marine artist and author, Richard Ellis. It is being presented in association with Nova Southeastern University's Oceanographic Center.
On view May 12, 2012 through Jan. 6, 2013, the multi-media exhibition features drawings, paintings, photography, sculptures and videos by artists from all over the world.
"Sharks have long fascinated man; some ancient societies even revered them as gods. In my art, I pay homage to their graceful beauty," said Ellis. "This exhibition delves into a variety of issues in an examination of the human impact on sharks. It explores the shark as a predator and its portrayal in culture, the importance of shark conservation, the biology of the myriad of shark species, and the thrill of shark encounters."
"SHARK is a stunning and timely exhibition about how the shark has entered the public imagination and how artists, over the decades, have portrayed one of the most fascinating, vulnerable, and misunderstood marine animals on the planet," said Irvin Lippman, executive director of the Museum of Art.
Richard Ellis: Curator
Sara Brenes: The Shark Whisperer