Selected Shipwrecks

Jimbo Blachly and Lytle Shaw (Editors of The Chadwick Family Papers)

Selected Shipwrecks

Exhibition Dates: February 3 – March 17, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, February 3, 2012, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Artist Talks: Friday, February 3, 2012, 6:30 – 7:00 PM

Southern Exposure presents three solo exhibitions: Jimbo Blachly & Lytle Shaw (Eds. The Chadwick Family Papers), Aaron Maietta, and Soft Turns (Sarah Jane Gorlitz and Wojciech Olejnik)

Jimbo Blachly and Lytle Shaw are stewards of a vast collection of artifacts documenting the ostensible history of the Chadwick family, a centuries-old clan of aesthetes and sea-faring dandies. Selected Shipwrecks features works documenting the family's venerable nautical past, including Shipwreck Memorials (sculptures of the moment just after the sea has claimed a vessel), nautical models, and objects of ethnographic interest. These objects pay homage to the vast scope of the nautical ambitions of the Chadwick family's marine explorations.

Southern Exposure and the Zurich-based publisher Bookhorse have produced a book in conjunction with Jimbo Blachly and Lytle Shaw's solo exhibition, Selected Shipwrecks. The 82-page volume contains "seafaring documents" by the artists regarding work from the Chadwick Family Collection, including their Shipwreck Memorials and The Nelson Man o' Bar (an occupiable scale model of Admiral Nelson's HMS Victory). The book also includes a photographic compendium of knots and coils, a tutorial for practicing nautical sentences, and critical essays by Valerie Imus, Kevin Cook and Lisa Robertson.