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Turn the Tide: Courtney Mattison

Dates vary between July 14, 2021 - October 31, 2021
  • 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA 02540
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    • Dates: Dates vary between July 14, 2021 - October 31, 2021
    • Recurrence: Recurring daily
    • Location: Historic Highfield

    JULY 13th – OCTOBER 31st 


    Highfield Hall and Gardens is pleased to collaborate with the Marine Biological Laboratory to bring artist Courtney Mattison to Falmouth for a unique summer 2021 exhibition. 


    Turn the Tide explores the delicate beauty of coral reefs through the eyes of Los Angeles-based artist and ocean advocate, Courtney Mattison. Mattison hand-crafts intricately detailed and large-scale ceramic sculptural works drawing from her background in marine conservation biology and policy. Her glazed stoneware and porcelain wall reliefs and sculptural objects translate concepts from climate science into aesthetically compelling forms, bringing the exuberance and fragility of coral reefs above the surface and into view. Turn the Tide at Highfield Hall and Gardens includes a site-sensitive adaptation of Mattison’s 2019 work, Malum Geminos, which explores the dual threats of climate change and ocean acidification that are causing coral reefs to sicken, bleach and erode into the sea. The artist specially adapted pieces from this wall relief for installation in the Beebe Gallery alongside selections from her Fossil Fuels and Hope Spots series. In addition to highlighting the human-caused threats faced by coral reefs, Turn the Tide celebrates the beauty of these unique marine ecosystems and aims to inspire hope and action.

    Tuesday - Friday | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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    Historic Highfield

    56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA 02540