Notched Bodies: Insects in Contemporary Art exhibition at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park

Notched Bodies: Insects in Contemporary Art

September 13 – November 13, 2013

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Image: Ben Snead, Beetle Frequency, 2000, Oil paint on linen;64 x 74 inches, courtesy of Feature Inc. and the artist
Image: Ben Snead, Beetle Frequency, 2000, Oil paint on linen;64 x 74 inches, courtesy of Feature Inc. and the artist

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.

Opening Reception
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
Closed holidays

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

Related Programs

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

Admission to related programs is free but seating is limited. To RSVP, please email [email protected]. For more information, call (212) 360-8163 or visit[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]