Ecological Consciousness: Artist as Instigator
July 01 - August 26, 2018
Pictured above: Lillian Ball’s WATERWASH Bronx River wetland view in May, with recycled glass vortex sculpture for overflow leaving wetland and entering river." Photo by Lillian Ball.
Artists are the voice of the community. Often they are one of the first to voice social concerns and the most effective at garnering grass-roots support for important issues. Not surprisingly, as communities’ concerns about persistent environmental issues have escalated, artists have been uniquely positioned to actively respond, collaborating with engineers, designers, landscape architects, ecologists, historians and other professionals to bridge the gap between science, art and activism. Wave Hill stands at the center of this shift, providing the impetus for Wave Hill’s summer exhibition that features projects by artists, collectives, and organizations that have initiated environmental projects:
CARBON SPONGE by Brooke Singer
DAYLIGHTING TIBBETTS BROOK PROJECTS organized by City As Living Laboratory (CALL) with SLO Architecture, and Bob Braine
LEVEE PROPOSAL FOR LOUIS VALENTINO PARK, RED HOOK, BROOKLYN by Jean Shin
(NERTM) NEW EARTH RESILIENCY TRAINING MODULE by Tattfoo Tan
NEWTOWN CREEK SAMPLING by Greg Lindquist with Willis Elkins/Newtown Creek Alliance
NYC WATERWAYS, SITE OF ACTVITY, SITE OF ACTION by Eve Mosher and Clarinda Mac Low
NYC URBAN FIELD STATION STEW-MAP and artist in residence program
ONBEHALFOF.LIFE by Environmental Performance Agency (EPA)
OUTER SEED SHADOW PROJECTS FOR MARBLE HILL HOUSES AND DYCKMAN HOUSES organized by Juanli Carrión
SWALE by Mary Mattingly
THE FAIRY RING: MYCOREMEDIATION MOTHER PATCH, NEWTOWN CREEK by Jan Mun
THE POINT’S SOUTH BRONX RESILIENCY ARTS FELLOWSHIP PROJECTS by artists Blanka Amezkua, Brandon Ballengée, Lynn Cazabon and Alicia Grullon
WATERWASH BRONX RIVER by Lillian Ball
Ecological Consciousness: Artist as Instigator is organized by Wave Hill’s curatorial team, Jennifer McGregor and Eileen Jeng Lynch.
Support for the Visual Arts Program is provided by Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, 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 Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.