"Tristin Lowe: Mocha Dick" on display at the VMFA through November 27
Now featured in the 21st Century Gallery at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts through November 27 is Tristin Lowe's colossal sculpture Mocha Dick, a 52-foot-long re-creation of the real-life albino sperm whale that terrorized early 19th century whaling vessels in the South Pacific and inspired Herman Melville's epic Moby-Dick. Lowe's sculpture is a large-scale vinyl inflatable understructure sheathed in white industrial felt. It is on loan from the West Collection of Philadelphia and was created in collaboration with the Fabric Workshop and Museum of Philadelphia. Maury Place at Monument is just steps away from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.