As Noah was compelled to construct the storied ark, director Darren Aronofsky has stewarded its material homage. “Fountains of the Deep: Visions of Noah and the Flood” showcases themes from the filmmaker’s forthcoming epic Noah (opening March 28) with works by 50 internationally recognized contemporary artists — many of whom were invited by Aronofsky to create original pieces for the exhibition. The group is as eclectic as their mediums, including mixed-media artist Ugo Rondinone, painter Sue Williams, comic book illustrator Jim Lee, graffiti duo Faile, and the late folk artist Reverend Howard Finster. “People have been doing religious art for thousands of years,” explained Aronofsky at the show’s opening reception. “There’s been endless paintings, drawings, mosaics of Noah through many cultures — but many 21st-century artists don’t go anywhere near that. So I thought it would be really interesting to see what all these artists would come up with when they returned to the original text.” Rain gear optional.
Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Starts: March 7. Continues through May 29, 2014