Gallery: Manhattan Cathedral Examines “The Value of Water” in a New Sta...

Water is essential to human life. It has also been at the center of many of the world's conflicts -- disaster, drought, ownership and commodification. The six month exhibition serves as a reminder of social and civic service to better the planet. Reverend Dr. James Kowalski, Dean of the Cathedral says, "There’s nothing new about artistic engagement with water; what’s new is that we have reached a planet-wide crisis point in the availability of fresh water.” One must-see is Kiki Smith's Ten Elements of Dewbow. The teardrop shaped glass pieces represent dewbows, a rainbow formed in a sphere shaped droplet of dew that usually disintegrates when touched. It is a comment on the fragility of our relationship with water and how carelessly we handle it.

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