Exhibition - 23rd Annual International: American Society of Botanical Artists and Wave Hill

Sunday, Dec 6, 2020 at 12:00pm

Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center
West 249th Street and Independence Avenue
Bronx, NY 10471

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In this time of uncertainty, it is heartening to reopen Glyndor Gallery with the 23rd Annual International in collaboration with the American Society for Botanical Artists. The artworks on view collectively speak to nature’s resiliency and celebrate botanical art amidst the rich diversity of plants in our gardens.

The exhibition jurors - Ken Druse, garden lecturer, author, and photographer; Karen Kluglein, botanical artist and instructor; and Eileen Jeng Lynch, Curator of Visual Arts at Wave Hill,—selected an outstanding group of 46 artworks by a mix of seasoned artists, over half of whom are participating in their first ASBA Annual International. It is a testimony to the fruitful partnership with ASBA that we can host this exhibition during the COVID-19 pandemic, featuring artwork from a variety of states and countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

An autumnal sensibility pervades in works such as Autumn Pond’s Edge by Mary Crabtree. Impermanence is suggested through a fascination with and depiction of the process of decay. Jane Fisher’s keen sense of composition posits the negative space of the American basswood leaf that might have been eaten away by beneficial caterpillars or invasive beetles. These depictions harken to the experience of a seasonal walk at Wave Hill or in your neighborhood park.

A profound sense of abundance creates a feeling of a hope in John Pastoriza Pinol’s Pomegranate, Liz Shippam’s Blackthorn and Robin Moore’s Red Warty Thing Squash Blossom. The works appeal to our various senses, including taste, smell and touch. Inherent change is rendered in The Evolution of Cotton, in which Susan Tomlinson depicts the various stages of the ripening cotton.

Some plants rendered in the artworks can be spotted in Wave Hill’s gardens and woodlands. Ingrid Finnan features the Fan Leaved Boophone (Boophone disticha), which is prominently located at the top of the steps leading to the Alpine House. This work also graces the catalogue cover. Visitors to Wave Hill can take a self-guided walk to compare the botanical art with the actual specimens.

Exhibition Date: September 5 - December 6, 2020

Location: Glyndor Gallery 


Adults: $10

Students & Seniors: 65+: $6

Children 6+: $4

Wave Hill Members: Free

Corporate Members: Free

Free admission offered all day Thursday

The number of visitors will be limited each day and we are requiring everyone to reserve an admission ticket in advance. You won't be restricted to a time of day—your ticket is valid from 10AM to 5:30PM on the date of your reservation.

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