Darren Aronofsky is fully immersing himself in the story of Noah and the flood.
Not only did he direct a blockbuster film version of the bible story, the filmmaker is also curating an art show based around Noah and his Ark.
The gallery exhibition, “Fountains of the Deep: Visions of Noah and the Flood,” will run from March 7 through March 29 in New York City. The show will present “never-before-seen works by more than 50 contemporary artists, as well as comic book and street artists,” reports Page Six, who spoke with Aronofsky about the exhibit.
“The story of Noah and the book of Genesis has inspired artists for thousands of years,” the director said. “I wanted to see what other artists would do [with the subject matter].”
“Fountains of the Deep” will include work by Mike Nelson, Ugo Rondinone, Karen Kilimnik, Sue Williams, Simon Bisley, Jim Lee and Brooklyn street artist Faile, along with Mike and Doug Starn. Photographer Nan Goldin will also contribute to the show, as well as a piece by the late Reverend Howard Finster, best known for paintings that covered R.E.M. and Talking Heads albums.
Aronofsky’s biblical epic “Noah” stars Russell Crowe as the famous figure, alongside Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Harry Potter star Emma Watson and Logan Lerman. The film opens March 28.