Voyage on Uncanny Seas
The exhibition Voyage on Uncanny Seas, curated by Mark Dion, at the Gallery Diet in Miami, Florida, convenes a collection of visual artists committed to a focused consideration of the Ocean, including works by Brian Booth, David Brooks, Barbara de Vries, Klara Hobza, Pam Longobardi, Katherine McLeod, James Prosek, Alexis Rockman, Dana Sherwood, Juan Valadez, and Bryan Wilson.
Katherine McLeod, "Two Triangles, 2011"
One of the themes that provides a conceptual framework of the exhibition is the occasion of the completion of the decade long Census of Marine Life, the world’s largest scientific collaboration which brought together 2,700 scientists from 80 nations to conduct over 530 expeditions of discovery to develop a comprehensive view of the past, present and future of life in the world’s seas. This resulted in the finding of more that 6000 new species, of which only 1500 have been thus far described. The oceans were affirmed as the site of mega-biodiversity, and animals and plants of uncanny strangeness and wondrous behavior were brought to light.