Meet Wave Hill Sunroom Project Artist Annie Varnot, May 20, 2012

Solo Exhibition, W/hole, On Display, May 19‒July 1

W/hole, 2012, Eggshells and hydrocal, Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist

For her highly personal installation, Annie Varnot filled Sunroom Project Space with enigmatic white sculptures. The result is a serene space for contemplating life’s impermanence, as well as the potential for growth and renewal. To create this installation, Varnot collected unsellable eggs from a poultry farmer in Nova Scotia during an artist residency. She then washed and hollowed the dirty or irregularly shaped eggs and set them in plaster, making ambiguous forms with odd protrusions that are mysterious yet seem strangely familiar. Accompanying videos elucidate the visceral experience of manipulating the eggs. Annie Varnot’s work will be on display in the Sunroom through Sunday, July 1.

Free with admission to grounds.


Meet the Artist—Annie Varnot

Sunday, May 20, in Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill


Sunroom Project Space—Annie Varnot: W/hole

May 19‒July 1, 2012

THE SUNROOM PROJECT SPACE IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation and The New York Community Trust. Additional support for the Visual Arts Program is provided by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Dedalus Foundation, Inc., and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Sustaining support for Wave Hill is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs


About Us

Wave Hill is a 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Its mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts.




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Organized by Assistant Curator Gabriel de Guzman, the Sunroom Project Space provides an opportunity for New York-area emerging artists to develop a special project or site-specific work to exhibit in a solo show.
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Venture to Wave Hill every Wednesday evening in July and August for an outdoor yoga class, a guided garden walk or wander onto the Great Lawn to enjoy a plein air performance by local BxIndie musicians, through the Bronx Council on the Arts.
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Join us every weekend in the Ecology Building, Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10am to 1pm, for a naturally creative Family Art Project. Free, and admission to the grounds is free Saturdays until noon.
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