A public garden & cultural center

Here We Land

April 14 - July 14, 2019
Glyndor Gallery

Pictured: Detail images courtesy of the artists, left to right: Camille Hoffman/Photo Daniel Krusen-Chen; Maria Hupfield; Sara Jimenez.

Spring Exhibitions Open in Glyndor Gallery
Sunday, April 14, 2-4:30PM
Meet the artists and curators of our spring exhibitions—Here We Land and Parlor in the Wilderness. Free with admission to the grounds.

Artists Camille Hoffman, Maria Hupfield and Sara Jimenez each create strikingly original installations for the exhibition Here We Land, opening April 14 in Wave Hill’s Glyndor Gallery. Former participants in Wave Hill’s artist-in-residence program, Winter Workspace, the three artists make an exuberant return to Wave Hill this spring to present compelling works that demonstrate deepened practices. Recognizing themes that converge in the artists’ advancing work, Senior Curator Jennifer McGregor conceived of an exhibition that would tie them conceptually.

In Here We Land, the artists explore narratives that draw from their distinct cultural heritages, creating works that give marginalized perspectives form, shape and sound. The exhibition brings together three, bold voices expressing strong points of view about claiming place. Looking into their own experiences and that of their ancestors, they use Wave Hill’s architecture and natural environment to react to fraught border crossings, First Nation objects and colonialist history. Traversing three rooms, visitors become immersed in the varied ideas, visions and methods of each artist. Of their work for the exhibition, Camille Hoffman says, “An important subject that we’re all explaining is this interconnection between land and body—where does land live within the body?” Maria Hupfield adds, “And displacement from land, colonial histories, trauma—trauma of land, trauma of bodies—even if it’s something that’s not physical/immediate in the work, that is part of a history of trauma.”

From left to right: Sara Jimenez, Camille Hoffman and Maria Hupfield

Associated programs are listed below:

Spring Exhibitions Open in Glyndor Gallery
Sunday, April 14, 2-4:30PM
Meet the artists and curators of our spring exhibitions—Here We Land and Parlor in the Wilderness. Free with admission to the grounds.

Meet the Artists and Curators
Sunday, May 5, 2PM
Here We Land artists are paired with a curator to discuss the source material and issues that prompt each project as well as their artistic processes: Camille Hoffman and Eileen Jeng Lynch, Sara Jimenez and Emily Alesandrini, Maria Hupfield and Jennifer McGregor. Free with admission to the grounds.

Moving Figments: An Art Meditation
Saturday, June 8, 3PM
Join artist Sara Jimenez along with meditation and movement teacher Kate Johnson for an intimate art meditation surrounded by Jimenez’s fictional cityscape in Glyndor Gallery’s exhibition, Here We Land. Participate in movement, breathwork, guided imagery and automatic writing to contemplate imaginary futures and fragmented pasts. $20 includes admission to the grounds; Wave Hill Members save 10%. Registration required, online or at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Closing Performance: Lau Nau and Sara Jimenez
Sunday, July 14, 3PM
Composer Lau Nau, who collaborated on the soundscape for Sara Jimenez’s installation in Glyndor Gallery’s exhibition, Here We Land, will perform together with Jimenez, generating a new sonic experience in the gallery. Free with admission to the grounds.

Events

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.