In the Water
September 1, 2018 - December 16, 2018
In conjunction with Gideon Mendel: Drowning World, this exhibition presents a selection of artwork from the Museum's permanent collection focusing on the theme of water. Imagery includes idyllic seascapes, portraits of swimmers and beach-goers, and depictions of ships and boats. While the exhibition highlights humanity's affinity for water and explores the myriad ways in which oceans, rivers, and pools provide outlets for leisure and enjoyment, it also includes works that portray floods and hurricanes. This presentation of works therefore points to both the beauty and potential peril of water.
Caitlin Swindell received a master's degree in art history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2016) where she focused in modern and contemporary American art and twentieth century African-American art. She holds a bachelor's degree in art history and anthropology from Tulane University (2012). Swindell previously worked as an art consultant and gallery assistant in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and during her undergraduate career, she completed internships at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Swindell joined MOCA Jacksonville in April 2017 as a curatorial assistant. She compiles significant art historical research, writes exhibition-related didactics, and identifies prospective loan objects for upcoming exhibitions, among other responsibilities.