Vancouver Sun "Works from the past mingled with the present to bring out the best in each other." by Kevin Griffin
'That allowed for Noble’s photo of a cruise ship in the Antarctic to
flicker between being a work of art with aesthetic qualities and as a
conceptual illustration of the exhibition’s idea.
'In the exhibition, the educational and curatorial value Das Eismeer
trumped its artistic value. Once called Polar Sea, the painting was said
to depict ice from the North Pole crushing a ship. But Friedrich never
visited the North Pole and the dramatic, architectural pile of ice in
the centre of the painting was based on studies of ice flows on the
Elbe. It was a work of the imagination as much as Noble’s surreal
photograph of the Antarctic.
'Vanishing Ice heads to the El Paso Museum of Art before going to the McMichael Collection in Kleinberg, Ontario.'