A public garden & cultural center

Call & Response

September 10 - December 03, 2017
Glyndor Gallery

In the spirit of experimentation synonymous with the Sunroom, a space devoted to site-specific work by emerging artists, Wave Hill’s curatorial team has invited artists who have shown in the Sunroom over the last ten years to return and present new responses, encompassing an exhilarating reexamination of the site. All 60 alumni artists have been invited to participate in Call & Response; 50 have accepted the invitation. The show will feature new work, ranging from art objects created using natural materials onsite, to sound and video pieces, outdoor installations and performance works.

The Sunroom Project Space provides an alternative to the kind of white-box setting a contemporary gallery might typically offer. Instead, it features distinctive, arched windows, bringing awareness of the vibrant garden oasis beyond into the installation space and informing and inspiring the work within. For ten years, Wave Hill has opened the space to emerging, New York-area artists to create a site-specific solo project, responding to the unique natural environment of Wave Hill’s gardens, setting and history. This flourishing program draws artists from the Bronx, as well as other parts of New York City, and is an integral part of the cultural life of the borough. 

Read a press release for the show here.

Pictured above: Takafumi Ide, observe, 2010, wood, speaker wire, speakers, marble powder, matte medium, water, Polaroid film, carbon film, colored pencil, acrylic color, amplifier, multitrack audio player, 8 1/2 feet diameter, hanging five feet from ceiling. Courtesy of the artist. 

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.