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Avifauna: Birds + Habitat

When
All Day
Where
Glyndor Gallery & on the Grounds
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James Prosek, “Avian Composition with Warblers”, 2018; “Spring at Wave Hill”, 2018, courtesy of the artist and Singer | Wajahat, New York, NY. Photo: Stefan Hagen.

New York City provides a wide array of habitats for birds. Numerous species of birds migrate along the Hudson or make Wave Hill’s gardens and woodlands their home. The artworks in this exhibition delve into the relationship between birds and their habitats—from the way changes in natural and built environments affect migration patterns to the role birds play in propagating plants.

Visitors can contemplate this dynamic interplay by exploring the gallery and observing avian activity on the grounds. Works in the show will include photography, video, artist books, wall painting, installation, drawing and sound. Artists include Tatiana Arocha, Tanya Chaly, Marna Chester, Nina Katchadourian, Paula McCartney, Jeff Mertz, Peter Morgan, Sarah Nicholls, James Prosek, Jenna Spevack and Fred Tomaselli.

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Left to right: Nina Katchadourian, “Too Late”, 2003, courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Peter Morgan, “Barry the Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)”, 2018, courtesy of the artist. Photo: Stefan Hagen.
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Tatiana Arocha, “Perpetual Flight”, 2016, ongoing, digital painting and collage printed on paper, wheat paste, acrylic paint on MDF, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Stefan Hagen.
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Paula McCartney, from left: “American Goldfinches”, “Barn Swallows”, “Aqua Tanager”, “Tropic Warblers”, all from the “Bird Watching” series, 2004–2008. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Stefan Hagen.
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Marna Chester, “In (the built environment)”, “Of (the natural environment)”, “To (migration patterns)”, 2018, paper, wood, wire, glue, rope, dimensions variable, courtesy of the artist. Photo: Stefan Hagen.
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Tanya Chaly, “Nature’s Syntax”, 2018, graphite, colored pencil and punctured drawing on parchment under convex glass, 9 pieces: 10 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches each, 54 x 54 inches installed, courtesy of the artist. Photo: Stefan Hagen.
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Left to right: Jeff Mertz, “In Your Land”, 2017–2018, courtesy of the artist; Nina Katchadourian, “Too Late”, 2003, courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Photo: Stefan Hagen.
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Left to right: James Prosek, “Spring at Wave Hill”, 2018, courtesy of the artist and Singer | Wajahat, New York, NY; Peter Morgan, “Debbie the Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)”, 2014; “Marvin the Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglotos)”, 2014–2018, courtesy of the artist. Photo: Stefan Hagen.
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Left to right: Tatiana Arocha, “Baile de Espeletias”, 2016, courtesy of the artist; James Prosek, “Avian Composition with Warblers”, 2018 and “Spring at Wave Hill”, 2018, courtesy of the artist and Singer | Wajahat, New York, NY. Photo: Stefan Hagen.

Press

  • Art Responding to Birds and Their Habitats at One of New York’s Great Escapes
    - Allison Meier, Hyperallergic, May 29, 2018 Read
  • Flights of fancy
    - Tiffany Moustakas, The Riverdale Press, May 25, 2018 Read

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