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Exhibits at Wave Hill

  • Jackie Brookner: Of Nature

    Jackie Brookner: Of Nature

    Glyndor Gallery | September 13 - December 04, 2016

    This is the first retrospective to trace the expansive work of Jackie Brookner (1945-2015), an artist focused on environmental issues. Her groundbreaking, remediative sculptural environments were designed as ecological filters to cleanse gray water, urban storm water and agricultural runoff. Not only did she make environmental concerns visible, but she increasingly catalyzed people in a process to define spaces in their communities.

  • Wennie Huang & Ed Go: Third Mind

    Wennie Huang & Ed Go: Third Mind

    Wave Hill House | September 13, 2016 - February 26, 2017

    In the summer of 2008, Wennie Huang and Ed Go began a series of creative exchanges between poetic word and images. The pencil and ink drawings, etchings, pointillist inscription and pierced paper capture whimsical intimacies amongst the authors, their images, texts and transitioning storylines.

  • Nature Pops!

    Nature Pops!

    Glyndor Gallery | July 12 - September 05, 2016

    A half-century after the emergence of Pop art as a revolutionary response to new norms of consumerism, Nature Pops! brings together work by artists who recalibrate this movement in contemporary terms. Continuing to reevaluate popular culture, particularly the increasing mediation of our experience by technology, artists question whether we can still have an authentic experience―even in the natural world.

  • (Not So) Still Life

    (Not So) Still Life

    Glyndor Gallery | April 05 - July 04, 2016

    (Not So) Still Life presents novel ways that contemporary artists are transforming the still life genre to engage with current culture.

  • Sunroom Project Space 2016

    Sunroom Project Space 2016

    Glyndor Gallery | April 05 - December 04, 2016

    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. The 2016 artists are Amie Cunat, Tai Hwa Goh, Dark Matters, Joiri Minaya and Denise Treizman. In addition, Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows Doreen Garner and Ariel Jackson will also exhibit in the Sunroom Project Space following their participation in Wave Hill’s 2016 Winter Workspace program.

  • Rachael Wren: The Edge of Place

    Rachael Wren: The Edge of Place

    Wave Hill House | April 05 - December 04, 2016

    Specific moments observed in nature are catalysts for Rachael Wren’s abstract oil paintings. Using a modulated palette and repeated brush strokes, Wren juxtaposes contrasting or complementary hues to create a sense of dense, layered space. Her carefully constructed compositions allow hints of landscape to emerge and then dissolve into accumulations of color and mark.

  • Caroline Larsen: Fruit and Foliage

    Caroline Larsen: Fruit and Foliage

    Wave Hill House | April 05 - August 28, 2016

    In conjunction with (Not So) Still Life on view in Glyndor Gallery until July 4, Caroline Larsen’s series in the Tea Room at Wave Hill House depicts still life images of fruit and other flora that evoke an exuberant tropical frenzy. The imagery draws on the artist’s recollections of her upbringing in Sarasota, Florida, of time spent in Panama as an adult, as well as her love of textiles and patterning.

  • Winter Workspace 2016

    Winter Workspace 2016

    Glyndor Gallery | January 04 - March 27, 2016

    This winter, Wave Hill opens Glyndor Gallery as studio spaces for artists in the Winter Workspace Program. This year’s artists are Sindy Butz, Dennis Redmoon Darkeem, Ira Eduardovna, Gwen Fabricant, Doreen Garner, Ariel Jackson, Zachari Logan, Maia Cruz Palileo, Chad Stayrook, Ezra Wube, Seldon Yuan and Sarah Zapata.

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.