Oceanids: Joseph Coscia Jr.

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Oceanids: Joseph Coscia Jr.

Jan. 16, 2018 — Mar. 11, 2018
Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall
400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch, NJ 07764
732-263-5715

Event Description

Oceanids are some 3000 nymphs in Greek mythology who watch over fresh water: rain, clouds, lakes, springs and rivers, as well as pastures, breezes and flowers. They are the daughters of Oceanus and Tethys. Coscia, the Chief Photographer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has spent countless hours with classical sculptures, photographing them in various settings and seasons. He focuses on the qualities of light on sculpture in changing conditions, and the shifting effects of natural light on stone surfaces. His photographs of museum pieces explore elements of the art outside the context of the museum setting.