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Cara Enteles


Hive Culture: Captivated by the Honeybee
Glyndor Gallery | September 13 – December 1, 2011

Cara Enteles’s work is inspired by environmental issues and attempts to raise awareness of the harmful impact humans can have on nature and wildlife. Enteles became fascinated with the bees that she observed in her large organic garden. Alarmed by the news of Colony Collapse Disorder, she decided to explore the plight of pollinating bees in her Pollinator series. As a gardener, Enteles understands our dependence on bees for agriculture and the devastation that the loss of this species would cause. To create an intricate play of light and depth in her work, Enteles paints on aluminum panels, as well as acrylic sheets using both sides with a backing of gold mirror. The combination of reflective sheen, transparency and opacity, which changes according to the viewer’s position, mimics the shifting quality of light in nature.

The human impulse to conquer and control nature has been a consistent theme in Enteles’s work. She has had solo exhibitions at Sara Nightingale Gallery, Watermill, NY; Viveza Gallery, Seattle, WA; Mulry Fine Art, West Palm Beach, FL; and Jeffrey Coploff Fine Art Ltd., New York, NY. Awards and honors include the Art in Embassies Program at the American Embassy in Mauritius; a fellowship to the Julia & David White Artist’s Colony; a studio at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts; and a grant from the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance Fellowship for the Visual Arts. She received a BFA from Parsons School of Design and has studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. 

Almond Pollination, 2011

Almond Pollination, 2011

Pollinating the Field, 2011

Pollinating the Field, 2011

Pollinating the Field and Almond Pollination (installation view)

Pollinating the Field and Almond Pollination (installation view)

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts. 

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