A 1990 Sol LeWitt sculpture – on loan from the collection of the late David Hayes of Coventry – is an abstracted vision of an iceberg, and stands near a 1948 oil by Gregory Amenoff, another abstraction. A 2004 photo by Lynn Davis taken off of Greenland shows a different vision: a berg that has clearly diminished in size.
“During the age of exploration, the icebergs were awesome, an unknown wilderness, things that would be there forever,” curator Cynthia Roznoy says. “Now we have awareness that they’re not forever. They are still awesome, but there are things we have to do to change what is happening to them.”