Notched Bodies: Insects in Contemporary Art
September 13 – November 13, 2013
NYC Parks is pleased to present Notched Bodies: Insects in Contemporary Art at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park. The exhibition features eleven contemporary artists who offer probing personal interpretations on the importance of insects through a variety of media.
While insects are often seen as pests or invaders, their critical role in our ecosystem and daily lives is increasingly clear as urban farming, gardening, and the impact of syndromes like Colony Collapse Disorder become prevalent.
These contemporary artists highlight insects for their brilliant colors and forms, unique behaviors, environmental significance, as well as social parallels and cultural commentary.
Thursday, September 12, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Arsenal Gallery, Central Park
830 Fifth Avenue at 64th Street, third floor
Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Brandon Ballengée, Joianne Bittle, Emilie Clark, Rebecca Clark, Talia Greene, Asuka Hishiki, Julian Montague, Lisa Murch, Julia Oldham, Christy Rupp, Ben Snead
Curated by Jennifer Lantzas
Tuesday, October 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Lecture: Insects in New York City, Michael Feller, Chief Naturalist, Natural Resources Group
Wednesday, October 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Artist Panel: Notched Bodies with Joianne Bittle, Emilie Clark, Julia Oldham, and Ben Snead
Saturday, November 9, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Screening: Insect-themed animated shorts for children