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Jeanne Silverthorne


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

Jeanne Silverthorne is known for her assemblages of cast rubber pieces of mundane objects that reflect a deep awareness of art history. O Rose is from a series of framed flowers with hovering insects reminiscent of 17th-century still-life paintings that arrest nature in a moment prior to decay. Her work also touches on the subject of the artist’s studio. The other sculpture replicates a studio floor with nature protruding in the form of a bee and dandelion—an unexpected intervention in the workspace could be a signal from the outside world.

Jeanne Silverthorne’s work has been exhibited widely and is in many major public and private collections. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at McKee Gallery, New York, NY; Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Butler Museum, Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland; Whitney Museum at Altria, New York; and Seomi Gallery, Seoul, Korea. She is the recipient of grants from Joan Mitchell Foundation, Penny McCall Foundation and Anonymous Was a Woman. She received an MA and a BA from Temple University and currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts.


Studio Floor with Dandelions and Bee, 2010

Studio Floor with Dandelions and Bee, 2010
Rubber and wire
13 1/2" x 25" x 13"
Courtesy of the artist and McKee Gallery, New York, NY


O Rose, 2009 (foreground of photo) and Studio Floor with Dandelions and Bee, 2010

O Rose, 2009 (foreground of photo) and Studio Floor with Dandelions and Bee, 2010 (background of photo)
Courtesy of the artist and McKee Gallery, New York, NY

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; Michael J. Shannon; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; 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 Pollock-Krasner Foundation; The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.