Loomings: Paintings in Tar Oil & Gold Leaf

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Christopher Volpe's Loomings paintings, currently on exhibit at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, combines liquefied coal tar, oil paint, and gold leaf. The series is named after the first chapter in Melville's Moby-Dick and each painting's title pointedly references the book's apocalyptic vision of the American quest. Recalling that whale oil was the precursor to petroleum, the foreboding maritime imagery and the industrial medium's metallic blacks, tintype grays, and sepia tones, invoke Melville's novel as a cautionary, foundational myth for our own age of accelerating climate change and social disruption.

This 48-page paperback book combines reproductions of paintings in Loomings with quotes from Melville's Moby-Dick. There are also two brief essays by the artist detailing the genesis of his work.

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