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Judi Harvest

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

Over the past four years, the urgency of Colony Collapse Disorder has inspired Judi Harvest to create a diverse body of work that explores bees through sculpture, painting and video. With each project, she asks viewers to consider a world without bees, a world without flowers and, ultimately, a world without human beings. This spring she spent time in Murano, Italy, (a location that is also in danger of disappearing) creating the hand-blown glassHoney Bee Family and accompanying hives. These amber-colored sculptures call attention to the preciousness of each bee and hive.

Judi Harvest has created several large-scale public glass projects in Murano. Luna Piena or “Full Moon” remains on view at the San Marco water-bus stop in Venice. Fragmented Peace, a Buddha created in response to the events of September 11, was exhibited in 2003 at the same location. Her Venetian Satellite is on view in the lobby of 526 West 26 Street, New York, NY. She received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in Urbino, Italy, and later studied at the Art Students League and the New York Studio School. She received a BFA from Barry University.

 Honey Bee Family and Hives, 2011

 

Honey Bee Family and Hives, 2011

Honey Bee Family and Hives, 2011
Hand-blown Murano glass
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist 

 

 Honey Bee Family and Hives, 2011 (installation views)

 

Honey Bee Family and Hives, 2011 (installation views)

Honey Bee Family and Hives, 2011 (installation views)

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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