A public garden & cultural center

Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception

Glyndor Gallery & On the Grounds

Join us for the opening of four solo projects, in the Sunroom Project Space, in Wave Hill House and the Herbert and Hyonja Abrons Woodland.

Wave Hill revives its generated@wavehill commissioning program with Bahar Behbahani’s site-specific program, All water has a perfect memory., developed with arts and education staff, as well as others on staff, for the Herbert and Hyonja Abrons Woodland. Behbahani takes a poetic approach to using water and garden imagery as metaphors to engage social and environmental issues. She worked with interns in Wave Hill's youth programs this summer to develop the project.

Starting at 3:30PM, a musical piece by Afro-Polka Ensemble will be performed by four musicians. They will interpret eight, contested rivers by weaving and improvising with voice, percussion and bass guitar. Beginning at different points in the woodland, they will respond to each other’s calls, eventually congregating around the octagonal pool to perform the final arrangement, a collective tribute to the rivers. The performers are Maciek Schejbal from Poland—musical direction and percussion; Kaïssa Doumbè from Cameroon—voice; Samuel Torres from Colombia —percussion; and Jerome Harris from the US —bass guitar.

Wave Hill House features works by renowned garden photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo, whose photos are featured in Nature into Art: The Gardens of Wave Hill, a new publication by Timber Press. The framed photographs that are on view in The Café and Tea Room will be on sale through The Shop.

In the Sunroom in Glyndor House, Emily Oliveira creates a vibrant installation using large-scale, textile pieces, sculpture and video to transform the Sunroom into a devotional space for a decolonized, queer utopia 1,000 years into the future. In the Sun Porch, Duy Hoàng creates a sculptural installation inspired by his research and experimentation with materials. In a laboratory-like setting, Hoàng creates a shelter, using intersecting Paracords and tree branches to juxtapose found objects, such as fallen plants and photographs of fauna and flora sourced from Wave Hill.

Also, on view is the exhibition Figuring the Floral, which features artists who employ flowers to explore representations of identity—constructing narratives on race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation and aging.

Free with admission to the grounds.


Photo credit Ngoc Minh Ngo

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