Avifauna: Birds + Habitat
April 07 - June 24, 2018
Glyndor Gallery & On the Grounds
Pictured above: James Prosek, Cypress Swamp, North Carolina, 2015, hand-painted acrylic on sheetrock, 142 x 304 3/4 inches.
New York City provides a wide array of habitats for birds. Numerous species of birds migrate along the Hudson or make Wave Hill’s gardens and woodlands their home. The artworks in this exhibition delve into the relationship between birds and their habitats—from the way changes in natural and built environments affect migration patterns to the role birds play in propagating plants.
Visitors can contemplate this dynamic interplay by exploring the gallery and observing avian activity on the grounds. Works in the show will include photography, video, artist books, wall painting, installation, drawing and sound. Artists include Tatiana Arocha, Tanya Chaly, Marna Chester, Nina Katchadourian, Paula McCartney, Jeff Mertz, Peter Morgan, Sarah Nicholls, James Prosek, Jenna Spevack and Fred Tomaselli.
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.