Hew Locke, For Those in Peril on the Sea, 2011. Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, museum purchase with funds from the Helena Rubinstein Foundation Challenge Grant. Reproduced with the permission of the artist. Photo by Daniel Azoulay.
This exhibition presents the second iteration of For Those in Peril on the Sea (2011), an installation by Hew Locke (b. 1959, Edinburgh; lives in London) first shown in 2013 during PAMM’s inaugural programming. Consisting of dozens of scaled-down replicas of ships suspended from the ceiling, the installation creates the impression of a massive exodus taking place throughout the architectural space above the viewer. It features a broad range of vessel types, from cigarette boats, catamarans, and cruise liners to ragged fishing skiffs and timeworn cargo ships. In light of Miami’s history as the site for numerous waves of immigration—particularly from the Caribbean, and specifically by sea—For Those in Peril on the Sea will have a particular resonance for the Museum’s audiences. With its significant links to the South Florida community, this installation, part of Pérez Art Museum Miami’s permanent collection, promises a powerful experience for visitors.
Highlights from the Exhibition
Hew Locke: For Those in Peril on the Sea is organized by PAMM Chief Curator Tobias Ostrander. This exhibition is presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co. with additional support provided by Duty Free Americas and the Knight Foundation.
Hew Locke talks to PAMM about Project Gallery: Hew Locke and inspiration for his model boats