Recapturing the Scenic WildsExhibit
Fall Exhibitions Reception
Meet the artists who are featured in Wave Hill’s fall exhibitions. Recapturing the Scenic Wilds investigates natural history as a framing device in contemporary art. Alexa Hoyer, Liselot van der Heijden, Dana Levy, Mark Dion, Richard Barnes,Lori Nix, Ruth Marshall, Jessica Segall and Hugh Hayden raise pressing questions about the capture, collection and display of nature. This lush exhibition—which includes photography, video, installation and sculpture—is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill with a lifelong passion for conservation and natural history, whether in his personal life or political career.
Tammy Nguyen’s three handmade books in the Sun Porch draw elaborate parallels between mythology and plant science to address social conditions such as youth, minority life, and family. In Alexandra Phillips’ Sunroom Project, the artist makes use of florist foam in an interactive installation to question the relation between synthetic support and natural growth.
Free with admission to the grounds.
Pictured above: Lori Nix, Lions & Tigers, from the series Unnatural History, 2009, C-print, 16” x 19”. Courtesy of the artist.
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