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Nykki It All Comes Out In The Wash Ruben Natal San Miguel
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Ruben Natal-San Miguel: Nature Finds a Way

All Day
Wave Hill House
Nykki It All Comes Out In The Wash Ruben Natal San Miguel
Ruben Natal-San Miguel, "Nykki (It All Comes Out in the Wash)", 2019, East Harlem, NYC. Saturday, September 21, 2019. 5:40 PM. 72 Degrees. Dye Sublimation on Aluminum Photograph. Courtesy of the artist.

Since the cataclysmic events of September 11, 2001, Ruben Natal-San Miguel has committed his photographic lens to the resilience of cultural identity and human connection in the dense urban environment of New York City. The exhibition Nature Finds a Way brings together portraits, with a particular focus on the Bronx, showcasing individuals in both real and synthetic nature. Here, tropical murals, artificial plants and floral prints also find a way to be seen, bringing a semblance of the natural environment into the picture. Through these images, Natal-San Miguel challenges aesthetic and cultural norms by foregrounding the diverse tapestry of urban life, and how city dwellers both seek and are affected by nature in their lives.

PUBLIC PROGRAM: Saturday, August 3, 1:30 – 4:30 PM: Photography Portrait Session with the artist in the gardens of Wave Hill. Rain date: Sun, Aug 4.

Ruben Natal-San Miguel: Nature Finds a Way is organized by Rachel Raphaela Gugelberger, Curator of Visual Arts, with Gabriel de Guzman, Director of Arts and Chief Curator; and Afriti Bankwalla, Curatorial Administrative Assistant

Spring Arts Opening Day
Sat, April 20, 1:00PM – 4:00PM

Wave Hill House is wheelchair-accessible. There is an accessible, ground-level entrance at the front of the building with a power-assist door. The restroom on the ground level is all-gender and ADA-compliant. Additional ADA-compliant restrooms are available on the lower level, which can be accessed by elevator.

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    Ruben Natal-San Miguel

    Natal-San Miguel's photographs are in the permanent collections of esteemed institutions including El Museo del Barrio, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Studio Museum in Harlem, School of Visual Arts, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, Museum of the City of New York, The Center for Photography at Woodstock and Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, all in NY; The Contemporary Collection of the Mint Museum in Charlotte and North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC.; Fitchburg Museum of Art, Provincetown Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Griffin

    Museum of Photography, MA, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Kruizenga Art Museum at Hope College, MI, and Newark Museum of Art, NJ.

    Learn more about the artist on Instagram @realrubennatalsanmiguel

    Photo: Ruben Natal-San Miguel. Courtesy American Society Media Photographers (ASMP) New York Chapter.

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