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Field Notes: Matthew Friday, David McQueen, Michelle Stuart

September 15 - November 29, 2015
Glyndor Gallery

Field Notes: Matthew Friday, David McQueen, Michelle Stuart
Glyndor Gallery | September 15–November 29, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 19, 2–4:30PM


Observation and notation are central to the creative practice of many artists. Field Notes brings together the work of Matthew Friday, David McQueen and Michelle Stuart, whose projects, in Glyndor Gallery and on the grounds, encourage visitors to discover connections of their own. Whatever the medium used, the notes, sketches, photos and videos they have taken during travel and exploration are integral to the work on view. Matthew Friday presents a field station of sorts, documenting the changing ecologies of the lower Hudson Valley Watershed. David McQueen constructs an imagined narrative between Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) and his wife Olivia during their two-year sojourn in Wave Hill House (1901–1903). Michelle Stuart’s drawings and photographs are generated from extensive travels in Morocco in the early 1980s.

View the exhibition press release here. Also read what Suzaan Boettger wrote about Matthew Friday's installation in Field Notes—"a strong example of current environmentalist art thinking and facture"—in a recent article in the Brooklyn Rail.

Pictured above: Matthew Friday, Hydrographic Apparatus, 2010–present, mobile water testing and painting studio. 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.