Rodrigo Valenzuela in group exhibition at Wave Hill in New York 3.31.16

Please join us to meet the artists featured in Wave Hill’s spring exhibitions. In Glyndor Gallery, (Not So) Still Life presents novel ways that contemporary artists are transforming the still life genre to engage with current culture. As a subject, the still life has remained popular since the early Renaissance, featuring compositions of natural and inanimate objects often presented with allegorical connotations. Today, artists are creating new variations by working in photography and sculpture to conflate interior space with landscape, or by using video and animation to convey still life in motion. Artists include Adam Brent, Elizabeth Bryant, Nicole Cohen, Ori Gersht, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Sue Johnson, Laura Letinsky, Beth Lipman, Erin O’Keefe, Donna Sharrett, Nicolas Touron, Michael Vahrenwald, Rodrigo Valenzuela and Alex Verhaest. In the Sunroom Project Space, Tai Hwa Goh explores the controlled natural environment of greenhouses, contemplating the intersection of the organic and the human-made realms. Also at today’s reception will be the two artists whose paintings are on view in Wave Hill House: Rachael Wren and Caroline Larsen.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Pictured above: Rodrigo Valenzuela, Still Life No. 4. , 2014. 43 1/2 x 43 1/2. Archival pigment print, artist frame/ Courtesy of the artist Upfor Gallery

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