Wave Hill House | September 6, 2014–May 31, 2015
In her exhibition Another Garden, Jackie Battenfield presents a group of Mylar and Dura Lar paintings which trace the twisting lines of budding tree branches. Through a meditative and painstaking process, she uncovers a deep affinity between the gestural unfolding of a branching tree limb, and the dispersion of pigments in liquids. The magnolias pictured are inspired directly by her long involvement with Wave Hill, where she also mentors emerging artists in the Van Lier Visual Artist Fellowship and the Sunroom Project Space.
In 2009, a survey of Battenfield’s graphic works, Moments of Change, was presented at the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, Richmond, VA, and later traveled to the University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ. She is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Award, the Warren Tanner Award, the David Alfaro Siqueiros Award (Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and the U.S. Fulbright Specialist Program. Her work is represented in more than 500 collections worldwide including the New York Public Library, NY; The Zimmerli Art Museum, NJ; the Progressive Corporation, and the United States Embassy Collections, Brazil, Cambodia, Croatia, Jamaica and Peru. Battenfield is also the author of The Artist's Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love, now in its eighth printing.
Pictured above: Magnolias, 2014, acrylic on Dura Lar panel, 40” x 50.“ Courtesy Kenise Barnes Fine Art.
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Support for the Visual Arts Program is provided by Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.