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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

NEW YORK |Private Walk-through of Exhibitions with Curators and Artists at Wave Hill and Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection

Start Date: 8/15/2018 9:00 AM EDT
End Date: 8/15/2018 11:30 AM EDT

Venue Name: Wave Hill

West 249 and Independence Avenue (main entrance)
Bronx, NY  United States  10471

Organization Name: ArtTable NY

Imogen Fairbairn
Email: programs@arttable.org
Phone: 212 343 1735 Ext. 13


Members I $15
Guests | $20


Join ArtTable for a private tour of the exhibitions with the artists and curators at the Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection and Wave Hill in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. At the Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection, meet artist Leonard Ursachi, who has an exhibition titled Erosionand Chief Curator and Director Susan Chevlowe. At Wave Hill, meet artists Alicia Grullon and Jan Mun in Ecological Consciousness: Artist as Instigator, Sunroom Project Space artist Katie M. Westmoreland and Curator of Visual Arts, Eileen Jeng Lynch. 

Ecological Consciousness: Artist as Instigator features other projects by Blanka Amezkua, Lillian Ball, Brandon Ballengée, Juanli Carrión and Jacki Fisher, Lynn Cazabon, City as Living Laboratory with SLO Architecture and Bob Braine, Environmental Performance Agency (EPA), Greg Lindquist with Willis Elkins/Newtown Creek Alliance, Mary Mattingly, Eve Mosher and Clarinda Mac Low, NYC Urban Field Station Stew-Map, Jean Shin, Brooke Singer, and Tattfoo Tan.

Also on view in the Sunroom Project Space is Priyanka Dasgupta and Chad Marshall: Paradise 

Transportation leaving the Metro-North Riverdale station at 8:45 AM will take members between institutions will be provided. Breakfast will be served at Wave Hill.

Directions to the Derfner Judaica Museum can be found here and to Wave Hill here
Parking is available at both sites

Please RSVP here if you will be using public transport and the shuttle or driving. 

8:45 am: For those by public transportation; meet at Riverdale Metro-North Train station or shuttle to the Derfner museum
9:00 am: Meet at Derfner. Introduction to Erosion: Works by Leonard Ursachi 
9:40 am: Wave Hill Shuttle/Drive to Wave Hill
9:50 am: Coffee and muffins on the Glyndor Terrace
10:15 am: Introduction to Ecological Consciousness: Artist as Instigator and two Sunroom Projects.
11:30 am: Conclude tour. Free time to visit the grounds and shop.
Depart on Wave Hill scheduled shuttles to the 1 train and Metro-North. 

About Erosion: Works by Leonard Ursachi  
At the Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection, Susan Chevlowe will introduce Romanian-born artist Leonard Ursachi who will discuss his exhibition, which features an outdoor sculpture, installation work, and related maquettes and drawings. Ursachi addresses themes of environmental and social crises caused by manmade events and reflects on how the destruction of natural resources is intimately interconnected with the effacement of human history and culture. Central to the show is a new outdoor sculpture—an iteration of his “What a Wonderful World” series (recently shown in Tribeca Park). Ursachi’s work reflects our contemporary world of porous borders, vulnerable shelters, and mutating identities. Other recent projects have been developed with the NYC Department of Transportation and the DUMBO Improvement District, Prospect Project, Cadman Plaza Park, among others. His work has been exhibited at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania; to name a few.

About Ecological Consciousness: Artist as Instigator 
At Wave Hill, Eileen Jeng Lynch will introduce this exhibition and two of the participating artists, Alicia Grullon and Jan Mun. Ecological Consciousness: Artist as Instigator examines the ways artists have initiated environmental projects that present a call to action in New York City. As voices of the community, artists are often one of the first to voice social concerns and the most effective at garnering grass-roots support for important issues. As community concerns about persistent environmental issues have escalated, artists have been uniquely positioned to actively respond, collaborating with different disciplines to bridge the gap between science, art and activism. Glyndor Gallery has become an information exchange hub to learn about these projects by artists, collectives, and organizations. Bioremediation, water quality, food justice, soil carbon content and strategies for increasing resiliency are among the topics that are being tackled in these initiatives. Alicia Grullon will speak about Surge, a video trailer and broadside, that she developed during THE POINT CDC’s South Bronx Resiliency Arts Fellowship. Jan Mun will discuss her mycoremediation project that she created with New York Hall of Science Explainers during the NYSCI Designer-in-Residence Program. 

About the Derfner Judaica Museum
The Derfner Judaica Museum is located on the main campus of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale by RiverSpring Health, which is committed to publicly exhibiting its art collection. The 32-acre grounds overlook the Hudson River and Palisades. The Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection provides educational and cultural programming for residents of the Hebrew Home, their families and the general public from throughout New York City, its surrounding suburbs and visitors from elsewhere. RiverSpring Health is a nonprofit, non-sectarian geriatric organization serving more than 18,000 older adults in greater New York through its resources and community service programs.

About Wave Hill 
Wave Hill is a 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Riverdale section of the Bronx overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Its mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts.

Thank you to Susan Chevlowe, Chief Curator and Director at the Derfner Judaica Museum + Art Collection; Emily O'Leary, Associate Curator at the Derfner Judaica Museum + Art Collection; Jennifer McGregor, Senior Director of Arts, Education and Programs at Wave Hill; Eileen Jeng Lynch, Curator of Visual Arts at Wave Hill

Image:  Katie M. Westmoreland, All I Can Remember is the Smell of This and the Hollow Sound of the Humidity, 2018, liquid photographic emulsion, linen fabric, thread, paracord, elm wood, 9 x 4 1/4 feet, each panel. Courtesy of the artist and Wave Hill. Photo: John Maggiotto.

ArtTable is a 501.c.3 organization.
All programs are non-refundable.

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