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Sally Gall


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

In her photographs, Sally Gall captures the sensual experience of being in the natural world. The images in herCrawl series are taken from a bug’s eye perspective, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in the environment from an unfamiliar vantage point. From this position, peeking above the grass, the camera comes eye to eye with bees in flight and in the act of pollinating. This work emphasizes one of the unique aspects of the photographic medium—the ability to freeze time and encourage the viewer to stop and take notice of overlooked events. Gall spotlights the phenomena of the terrestrial world, which she calls “comforting, beautiful, frightening and strange.”

Gall has been photographing the natural world for more than 30 years. She has had solo exhibitions at Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY; Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, VA; Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL; the Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL; the Museum of Photography, Charleroi, Belgium; and the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH. Her work is in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and Hood Museum at Dartmouth College, among other collections. She received a BFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and has taught and lectured widely throughout the United States and Europe.

Eileen and Russell's Garden, Tuscany, 2009

Eileen and Russell's Garden, Tuscany, 2009
Chromogenic print
18" x 18" 
Courtesy of the artist and Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY 


Eileen and Russell's Garden, Tuscany, 2009 (installation view)

Eileen and Russell's Garden, Tuscany, 2009 (installation view)

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.