Drawn to Nature
April 02 - June 16, 2013
The works on paper in Drawn to Nature are the culmination of intense concentration, research and reflection. Moving through the galleries, Sky Pape and Judith Belzer convey their experience of nature and space through energetic mark-making and spatial exploration. Ellie Irons and Mia Rosenthal communicate a shared interest in biodiversity through drawings rendered with intensity and precision. Imagined landscapes play a part in the composite drawings of Firelei Báez and Charlotte Schulz, who distill ideas from diverse sources in drawings with elements of narrative and portraiture. Over the mantel in each gallery, Samm Kunce’s watercolors prompt viewers to gaze out the window and experience the changing sky. While the artists’ techniques vary widely, drawing is the common medium they use to convey a deep connection to the natural world.
Four exhibiting artists led drawing activities as part of Drawn to Nature Weekend, April 6 and 7. Firelei Báez and Ellie Irons participated on Saturday, April 6 and Mia Rosenthal and Charlotte Schulz on Sunday April 7.
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Thank you to the artists for creating and lending their works, as well as to Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA, and Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY. Support for the Visual Arts Program is provided by Anonymous, the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The New York Community Trust and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Sustaining support for Wave Hill is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
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.