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Exhibits at Wave Hill

  • Flora Fantastica!

    Flora Fantastica!

    July 16 - August 27, 2017

    A counterpoint to Wave Hill’s lush summer gardens, this exuberant exhibition features four artists who share an interest in pattern derived from cultural and botanical sources to create fantastic hybrid forms. Nancy Blum, Amy Cheng, Elisabeth Condon and Jill Parisi have each developed individualized techniques to create work that inspires a sense of awe and wonder.

  • Sunroom Project Space 2017

    Sunroom Project Space 2017

    April 08 - August 27, 2017

    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. Sonya Blesofsky, Sindy Butz, Borinquen Gallo, Jan Mun and David Rios Ferreira were selected as this year’s Sunroom artists.

  • Outcasts: Women in the Wilderness

    Outcasts: Women in the Wilderness

    April 08 - July 09, 2017

    Women have long been treated and portrayed as outcasts, banished to a literal or symbolic wilderness on the fringes of the social order. Portrayals of their casting-out span regions and cultures across the globe and across millennia—from Lilith to Jezebel to Hester Prynne. Wave Hill’s spring show acknowledges the continued need for activism and cultural production that builds bonds across lines of identity and difference, informing and empowering individual and collective memory.

  • Cheryl Molnar: Unnatural Landscapes

    Cheryl Molnar: Unnatural Landscapes

    March 07 - August 27, 2017

    Cheryl Molnar’s painted collage works are an ongoing investigation of the landscape and human manipulation of nature. A 2014 Winter Workspace artist, Molnar drew inspiration from the Hudson River, Wave Hill’s greenhouses, national parks, suburban settings and lush, green spaces throughout the United States.

  • Evie McKenna: Tufts of Flowers

    Evie McKenna: Tufts of Flowers

    January 20 - July 09, 2017

    The flora depicted in Evie McKenna’s work are revered as survivors of the constructed world. Her photographs capture fortuitous encounters with landscapes, such as the brush of wind through tall grasses or sunrays reflecting off of glass panes in a greenhouse. A 2014 Winter Workspace artist, McKenna pairs images of Wave Hill’s gardens with those of her Jackson Heights neighborhood and scenes taken during a residency in Montello, NV. The photographs depict a mix of organic and architectural structures, conveying a sense of balance between controlled and natural growth

  • Winter Workspace 2017

    Winter Workspace 2017

    January 03 - March 26, 2017

    Each winter, Wave Hill uses Glyndor Gallery as studio spaces for artists in the Winter Workspace Program, now in its eighth year. Twelve artists—Leenda Bonilla, Cecile Chong, Elisabeth Condon, Dahlia Elsayed, Rosemarie Fiore, Crystal Gregory, Yeon Jin Kim, Summer McCorkle, Anne Percoco & Ellie Irons, Tommy Nguyen, Alison Owen, and Michael Kelly Williams—will create new work and develop ongoing projects, using the exceptional gardens, woodland setting and plant collections as sources of inspiration.

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., 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.