Exhibitions > Sea Worthy: An Exhibition > Jimbo Blachly and Lytle Shaw
Jimbo Blachly and Lytle Shaw
Jimbo Blachly and Lytle Shaw; Editors: Chadwick Family Papers
Shipwreck Memorial (Grey’s Weazal), 2010. Ink, paper, watercolor, wood and fabric
Courtesy the artists and Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY
Jimbo Blachly & Lytle Shaw have contributed several objects from their ongoing explorations of the Chadwick Family’s archive – in this case, sharing articles from the family’s extensive nautical collections. Shipwreck Memorials are relief sculptures depicting the moment after a vessel has been claimed by the sea. The affixed brass plaques indicate the ship’s name, the circumstances of the disaster, and a suggestion of the attitude one might adopt in mourning its loss. The accompanying hand-tinted coloring book pages are maritime sections from a larger collection titled Chadwick’s Illustrated History. Finally, the artists have included a burnt ship-in-a-bottle memorial dedicated to family vessels destroyed in blazes.