THE GALLERY AT STONE BARNS

IN COLLABORATION WITH
OBJECT & THING

March 31 - May 9, 2021
Pocantico Hills, NY

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All works are available for purchase HERE.

FEATURED ARTISTS

Stone Barns Center launches a new Gallery space at the nonprofit farm and education center, collaborating with art and design fair platform, Object & Thing, on a first exhibition that celebrates the linkages between artistic practices and farm sustainability.

Object & Thing’s curation of the exhibition focused on artists it champions that share a deep awareness and reverence for the origin of the materials that inform their practices. The participating artists are: Johnny Ortiz, Gregg Moore, Megumi Arai, Jane Crisp, Green River Project LLC, Kiva Motnyk, and Frances Palmer.

JOHNNY ORTIZ, who is also the current Chef in Residence at Stone Barns, fired fragments of New Mexican soil at the farm during the 2021 Worm Moon, then cured them with grass-fed beef tallow from Stone Barns Center and beeswax to make his “field studies”.

MEGUMI ARAI shares a personal interpretation of traditional noren informed by her Japanese heritage, in this case made with both salvaged fabrics and those she dyed using dried dahlias, marigold and sumac from Stone Barns as well as onion skins from the Blue Hill kitchen. Each noren will hang from hazel branches she harvested from the farm.

FRANCES PALMER’s exploration of ceramic pitchers with traditional Chinese glazes at various heights and for a range of purposes, bring together her art and garden practice, as she works with floral material from Stone Barns for her display.

GREEN RIVER PROJECT LLC’s tabletop vessels are carved from black cherry wood from the farm. Each Green River creation is unique, while expressing a single common set of principles.

KIVA MOTNYK’s napkins and table runners are dyed using plants from the farm, in addition to dried flowers used for steaming and hapazome (flower pounding).

GREGG MOORE combines soil from the most clay-rich level of the farm’s stratigraphy and his own black porcelain recipe to make “soil plates”.

JANE CRISP’s garden trugs, made from steam-bent wood inspired by boat building techniques, are displayed with the farm’s spring floral offerings.

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