Last night, ComingSoon.net was invited to catch a sneak peek at a startling new art exhibit in the SOHO district of New York City titled “Fountains of the Deep: Visions of Noah and the Flood,” curated by none other than director Darren Aronofsky.
The Black Swan helmer is releasing his own vision of the Biblical hero Noah, starring Russell Crowe, but this exhibit has only a tenuous connection to the film itself, serving as more of an installation exploring our collective imagination of the story.
The pieces ranged from highly abstract to illustrative, with a large number of the artists culled from the comic book world: Jim Lee, Jim Woodring, James Jean, Peter Kuper, Jock. Even ’90s fan fav Rob Liefeld contributed a piece that looks more suited to the cover of the premiere issue of “Noah’s Action Rangers” than the MOMA.
A few local celebs were spotted hobnobbing with the crowd, including Zosia Mamet of “Girls,” indie actress Parker Posey, Wes Anderson regular Waris Ahluwalia and veteran character actor Mark Margolis, who’s been in every one of Aronofsky’s films to-date. Aronofsky himself had a blast talking to pals of his from the art world, and took a look inside one of several peephole installations featuring clips from the film, which those who saw declared to be “awesome.”
Enjoy our photo gallery below showing some of the more unique pieces in the exhibit, which will be at 462 West Broadway in New York City from March 7 to 29, and catch Noah the movie on March 28!