Exhibits at Wave Hill
Abbie Zabar exhibits a selection of drawings from her series Flowers in the Great Hall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For a decade, Zabar visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art on a weekly basis to draw the glorious arrangements on display in the Great Hall, struck, each week, by the inventive arrangements. Zabar’s experience as a gardener and her innate knowledge of the flowers, fronds and leaves before her, allowed her to capture the arrangements with a sure and deft hand, well before the Museum opened its doors for the day.
Wave Hill presents a spectacular, site-specific installation by acclaimed interdisciplinary artist Chris Doyle, commissioned to honor Wave Hill at 50. The Lightening: a Project for Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden inserts a group of sculptures that radiate animation, light and sound into the garden’s formal structure. Inspired by the Aquatic Garden’s water lilies and reflective surfaces, The Lightening provides an electrifying experience during daylight and at night.
Wave Hill commissions a diverse group of emerging New York-area artists to create a new body of work or site-specific project for a solo exhibition in the Sunroom Project Space. Kiran Chandra, Eto Otitigbe, Tamara Johnson, Holly Veselka and aricoco were selected as this year’s Sunroom artists. In addition, two Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows, Julian Chams and Beatrice Glow are participating.
Concurrent with the outdoor installation, three of Chris Doyle’s animation projects will be exhibited in Glyndor Gallery. Together these works put The Lightening in context with Doyle’s long standing interest in the merging of nature and culture through landscape.
For the sixth winter season, Wave Hill uses Glyndor Gallery as studio spaces for artists in the Winter Workspace Program. This year's artists are Julian Chams, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Beatrice Glow, Musa Hixon , Elizabeth Hoy, Sara Jimenez, Fay Ku, Amy Lincoln, Julia Oldham, Ivan Stojakovic, Alisha Wessler and Saya Woolfalk.
Support for the Visual Arts Program is provided by the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The New York Community Trust, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts. The institution's operations are made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.