Monday, April 11, 2016

Wave Hill: Art / Landscape

(Not So) Still Life at Wave Hill's Glyndor Gallery: read about it here: Wave Hill exhibition link
Here, Beth Lipman's Cut Table, 2014, made with glass, glue, wood and paint, courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery.

Nicole Cohen's site specific video overlay of the Hudson River with 18th c. Dutch master Jan van Huysum's Fruit  Piece 

Jessica Jackson Hutchinson

In the sun room, an installation with screen print on Japanese paper by Tai Hwa Goh.
This is a small detail. There is a Meet the Artist event May 14 at 2 PM; she was also present at the exhibition opening.

The paper is screen printed then folded or cut at an ambitious scale~the images you see here surround a central core of larger-scale works

Likening natural forms to bodies, Goh creates eruptions and tunnels through the plant like forms

Looking out onto the sunroom, a jungle of tropical plants!
The confluence between the Everglades and Hudson River landscapes gets me thinking...
Adam Brent's painted digital prints (the texture below flows forth, like a waterfall) and bric-a-brac collages set into recessed areas at Glyndor House's front entrance, part of (Not So) Still Life

Magnolia tree~ 

Fecund spring landscape

The grounds beyond the greenhouse - just waiting to burst into flower

Tree like an old ship, or mountain - 

At Wave Hill House, Rachael Wren's Turning Point (2016)
24 x 24 detail) from her solo exhibition "The Edge of Place"
Old Growth, 2014, 48 x 48 inches - reminiscent of Andrew Forge's approach
And, detail
Rachael Wren, Recurrence, 2016, 24 x 24 inches, in situ
Rachael Wren, Endless Season, 2016, 48 x 48 inches
The touch is light, the surface matt, the color subtle, the grid solid~holding steady amidst the vagaries of season and climate change

In the Wave Hill House Tea Room, Caroline Larsen's Fruit and Foliage paintings. The marks are assembled from cake-decorating materials, physically laid on board to create doodle-inspired, textural patterns that comprise the images. 

Close to my heart, the artist seeks to conjoin her love of pattern with Larson's Sarasota, FL childhood environment.

The paintings are framed in color, which in this case (Black Lace, 2015, oil on board, 20 x 16 inches) is a hot fluorescent pink that pulsates against the brilliant blues, so space billows in and out.

Pathways on the Wave Hill property, formerly a private home (where Mark Twain lived two years) 
Its sweeping scale and gorgeous grounds  uphold the great tradition of private estates: Yaddo, Miami's Deering Estate and Viszcaya, among others
The color of the smallest flower launches untold ideas
The greenhouse closed before I could get there~so, a tantalizing glimpse through the doors.

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