Hubris Atë Nemesis

“Like many paintings of the Maine coast, we hope this work captures a moment of suspense in a dynamic system — a snapshot with an uncertain future”

The interaction between the “path” and the “piece” lends this work an unexpected narrative arc, that of “Hubris, Atë, Nemesis,” familiar in Greek Tragedies, but maybe less so to most of us. Hubris, characterized as an arrogant confidence, transforms to Atë, a ruinous folly or madness, then ultimately to Nemesis, a force of retribution that resets the natural order. Like many paintings of the Maine coast, we hope this work captures a moment of suspense in a dynamic system — a snapshot with an uncertain future — and that it appears to be unwritten what the restored natural order should or might become. 

Kavanaugh and Nguyen

This immersive installation by Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen does give off a strong sense of tragedy. I feel that because of the choice of material, this installation seems almost like a scene right after a shipwreck.