Date - March 13, 2016
1:00 pm until 2:00 pm
Katonah Museum of Art
134 Jay Street
Katonah, NY, 10536
KATONAH MUSEUM OF ART
Spring is coming soon! As we prepare for the change of seasons, we have arranged for a private tour of the exhibition The Nest, an exhibition of art in nature. Our Private Tour begins at 1:00 pm, the cost for admission and tour is $15 for Cultural Pursuit members, $18 for non-members. Sign-up is available via Eventbrite.
From the website: katonahmuseum.org
THE NEST, AN EXHIBITION OF ART IN NATURE
March 6 – June 19, 2016
In a provocative display that incorporates contemporary art, relics from the natural world, and items of material culture, the forthcoming exhibition The Nest, an exhibition of art in nature, examines the exquisite beauty and profound symbolism of the nest in art and culture. Organized by the Katonah Museum of Art, the exhibition opens March 6 and remains on view through June 19, 2016 in the Beitzel and Righter Galleries. It continues the KMA’s two-season thematic cycle of environmentally focused work.
Drawing its inspiration from the extraordinary form of the bird’s nest, the exhibition examines how the fundamental drive to gather, assemble, and create is a function of both nature and the artistic process. Whether it be a finely executed sculpture formed out of an intricate web of design or a fantastical nest that was in fact created by a bird, the exhibition offers a rare opportunity to consider the creative impulse from multiple vantage points. For many visitors, nest means “home,” a place to find rest and protection. For others, it is a testament to the exceptional agility and speed of the smallest creatures who create individual habitats that are truly awe-inspiring. By incorporating works that exist within disparate realms—from art to outdoors—the exhibition prompts deep questions about the relationship between all living things, and the objects they produce for both pleasure and survival.
The Nest includes a stunning blend of authentic nests and over twenty works by fifteen artists from the United States, to Germany, to South Africa. In work that ranges from sculpture, painting, collage, photography, to video, these artists underscore the universality of this theme as a metaphor of home, creation, and the life of birds. Throughout the galleries, visitors encounter an exhibition rich in visual texture: sumptuously-colored feathers, shimmering gold leaf, organic twigs, neon plastic, minimalist black-and-white graphics, and more.