Meet the Artists: Esteban Cabeza de Baca and Heidi Howard

Wave Hill

Oct. 7, 2023, 02:00 pm

4900 Independence Ave
PHONE 718.549.3200

Join exhibiting artists Esteban Cabeza de Baca and Heidi Howard in conversation with Kaitlin Garcia-Maestas, Curator and Director of Exhibitions, Socrates Sculpture Park, who will discuss the works on view in the current exhibition Light from Water in Glyndor Gallery. Presented during Indigenous People’s Day weekend, the discussion will focus on an indigenous perspective to their work, addressing how we can live with the land and the natural world in an ecological, sustainable way. Indigenous Peoples’ Day event.

“Meet the Artist” is an ongoing series of conversations between exhibiting artists and curators. The program provides an opportunity for Wave Hill visitors, the artist’s community and others to learn more about an artist’s creative process and the themes that shape their work.

Registration encouraged but not required, online or by calling 718.549.3200 x251.

Questions? Please email us at [email protected] or call the telephone number and extension above.

Born in 1985, Esteban Cabeza de Baca’s family and childhood hometown of San Ysidro, CA, virtually straddled the United States-Mexico border. Their ancestry is Indigenous Chicano. A painter, sculptor and educator, Cabeza de Baca’s work explores the history of landscape painting by deconstructing a monumental perspective of nature and proposing— with their outdoor plein-air painting practice and sculpture— that life as subject matter is interconnected and constantly fluctuating. From outdoor sculpture to painting in rural ecosystems, Cabeza de Baca seeks to undermine personal authorship to be a medium through which nature has a voice and centers ecological world views to imaging new potentials. Their work has recently been exhibited at venues that include Crystal Bridges Museum, AK; Kunstfort, Vijfhuizen, Netherlands and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York, NY. Cabeza de Baca earned a BFA from The Cooper Union and an MFA from Columbia University. Currently based in Queens, NY, they are represented by Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.


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