Thursday, Jun 3, 2021 at 12:00pm
Inspired by Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden pool and tropical plants, Shoshanna Weinberger’s installation treats the garden as a metaphorical space to explore the complexity of her Caribbean-American heritage. The artist uses a grouping of abstracted, anthropomorphic sculptures made of laser-cut, two-sided, acrylic mirrors to draw associations between plants and the human body. The work features parts of Weinberger's signature muse “Strangefruit,” a recurring figure that represents her own body and other, marginalized, female bodies. These hybrid, plant-human forms reflect the challenges of seeking refuge in a tropical landscape and simultaneously struggling to blend in.
Shoshanna Weinberger’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Weinberger has participated in the Jamaica Biennial from 2006 to 2017 in Kingston, Jamaica; and her work was included in the 2013 Martinique Biennale. She has had recent solo exhibitions at Long Gallery, Harlem, New York, NY; Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Project for Empty Space, Newark, NJ as well as included in a two-person show at Nomad Gallery, Brussels. Concurrent with her Wave Hill show, Weinberger’s work is included in the group exhibition, Born In Flames, at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Weinberger received an MFA from the Yale School of Art and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Exhibition Date: May 22, 2021 - June 27, 2021
Students & Seniors: 65+: $6
Children 6+: $4
Wave Hill Members: Free
Corporate Members: Free
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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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