The Nest, an exhibition of art in nature


Monday, April 4, 2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Pfaff-TimeIsAnotherRiver-72-280x300In 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 (KMA), 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.

The Nest includes a stunning blend of authentic nests and over twenty works by eighteen 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. Some works invoke notions of protection, birth, and the physical human body, while others explore the nest in more symbolic terms.

The Artists:
James Prosek
Björn Braun
Judy Pfaff
Dove Bradshaw
Paul Villinski
Sharon Beals
Sanford Biggers
John Burtle
Walton Ford
Shiela Hale
Fiona Hall
Porky Hefer
Nina Katchadourian
Louise Lawler
Hunt Slonem
Kiki Smith
Andreas Sterzing
David Wojnarowicz

The Nest, an exhibition of art in nature is made possible through support by Victoria and Stephen Morris. The Katonah Museum of Art is supported in part by Arts Westchester with support by the Westchester County Government, The New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Katonah Museum of Art
134 Jay Street
Katonah, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Monday, April 4, 2016
Times: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

$10 - Adult
$5 - Senior & Student
- Under 12 always Free

Presenter: Katonah Museum of Art
Presenter Phone: (914) 232-9555
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