Giverny: Journal of an Unseen Garden

July 5, 2016 - October 30, 2016

Mark Fox spent three months as an artist-in-residence on the grounds of the Monet Foundation at Giverny and searched for a way to capture Claude Monet’s iconic garden from a fresh perspective. A recent gift to the Norton through the generosity of Beth Rudin DeWoody and of Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo (through the Dorothea Leonhardt Fund at the Communities Foundation of Texas), Giverny: Journal of an Unseen Garden is a five-channel, high-definition underwater video that pays homage to Monet’s practice of studying the effects of shifting light on a single subject and captures the hourly and seasonal changes in different locations of the waterscape. The multiple screens resemble the long, horizontal orientation of the large Nymphéas (Water Lilies) series paintings Monet created for the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris. Organized by Tim B. Wride, William & Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography.