Wreck of the Méduse still inspires

StarNews Online recently announced the opening of “We Wept at the Sea,” a solo art exhibition by Washington D.C.-based artist J. Coleman.  The tragic 1816 wreck of the French frigate Méduse, immortalized by Théodore Géricault’s iconic “The Raft of the Medusa,” inspired Coleman’s paintings and sculptures. But he also drew from an eclectic mix of literary and musical influences, including Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Yukio Mishima, Pearl Jam, Broken Social Scene, and The Pixies. “We Wept at the Sea” opened Friday, July 22 and runs through August 14th at Projekte Gallery in Wilmington, North Carolina. Check it out!

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  1. I’d love to see this exhibit. One of the songs on my own “Shipwrecked” cd is dedicated to the crew of this wreck, as from what Charles Mazel said, the fault of this wreck was due to incompetent leadership, which paralleled with the psychological theme of the song. Thanks for the other musical leads in your blog- I wasn’t aware of them and I’ll be sure to check them out.

    • JaminWells

      I wish I could make it to the exhibit too. There really is a whole genre of shipwreck music stretching back hundreds of years — I’ll be posting more in the weeks to come. Your CD sounds great (excuse the pun) — any album named “Shipwrecked” gets my vote of confidence. I’ll be ordering it soon!

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