Group Exhibition
12 June–31 October 2021

Jeffrey Gibson features in 'Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment'

Olana State Historic Site and Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill and Hudson, New York, USA (touring)

'Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment’ is a national collaborative exhibition exploring the theme of cross pollination in art and the environment from the 19th century to today. The project is inspired by the artist Martin Johnson Heade’s 19th-century series of hummingbird and habitat paintings, ‘The Gems Of Brazil’, and their unique relationship to the landscapes of Hudson River School artists Thomas Cole and Frederic Church, as well as their continued significance to major contemporary artists working today.

For the first time in over two decades, 16 paintings from the influential series of hummingbirds and habitats, ‘The Gems of Brazil’, are on tour in New York for public audiences. The project explores interconnections in art and science, between artists, and across the 19th and 21st centuries. Paintings, sketches, sculpture and natural history specimens are displayed in provocative juxtapositions within the historic spaces.

Artists featured include: Rachel Berwick, Nick Cave, Frederic Church, Isabel Charlotte Church, Thomas Cole, Emily Cole, Mark Dion, Richard Estes, Juan Fontanive, Jeffrey Gibson, Paula Hayes,Martin Johnson Heade, Patrick Jacobs, Maya Lin, Flora C. Mace, Sayler/Morris, Vik Muniz, Portia Munson, Lisa Sanditz, Dana Sherwood, Jean Shin, Rachel Sussman and Jeff Whetstone. The exhibition travels to The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida; Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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