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Holly Lynton

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

Holly Lynton’s large-format color photographs address the longing for balanced, human connections to the natural environment. In her Bare Handed series, she found subjects that confront nature through direct and unfettered engagement, including beekeepers who work without protective gear. She attempts to capture them in a transformative and meditative state as they participate in dangerous or unnerving activities. In her images, the lack of fear gives way to a reverence for nature. Rather than create carnivalesque depictions of these individuals, she exposes “the spiritual conviction they have for this way of life,” as a means of acknowledging her own belief in organic, sustainable farming practices. The photographs in the exhibition show a beekeeper using old shopping carts and other found objects as supports for the beehives.

Lynton has exhibited nationally and internationally, including solo shows at Galerie Schuster, Miami, FL, and Berlin, Germany; Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY; Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ; and Mixed Greens, New York, NY. Selections from her Bare Handed series have been shown at Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA and Yale University, New Haven, CT. She has been an artist mentor and lecturer at the New School in New York and a visiting instructor at the Aegean Center in Paros, Greece. This fall she will teach a photography class at Amherst College. Her work has been reviewed in ARTnewsThe Miami HeraldPhoto District NewsThe New York TimesThe New Yorker and The Village Voice. Lynton received an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College and a BA from Yale University.

 

Honeybees, Shopping Cart, 2008

Honeybees, Shopping Cart, 2008
C-print
20" x 24"
Courtesy of the artist and Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY

 

Les, Honeybees, New Mexico, 2008

Les, Honeybees, New Mexico, 2008
C-print 
16 " x 20" 
Courtesy of the artist and Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY

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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