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The Remains of Winter

Athena LaTocha

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November 1, 2022 All day

On view: October 1st-January 22nd
All Day
Historic Chapel and Battle Hill

“Athena LaTocha has embraced geological materials from mesas, wetlands and bluffs in her large-scale works. Now, she’s exploring what’s underfoot in New York City.”The New York Times

Acclaimed artist Athena LaTocha’s large-scale installation explores the history of Green-Wood’s landscape as one of continuous movement and alteration, and invites us to consider the ways we might mourn and memorialize these shifts and changes.

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Athena LaTocha, The Remains of Winter  (Battle Hill, East), 2022. Work in progress. Commissioned by The Green-Wood Cemetery. Photo courtesy of the artist.

On view in the Historic Chapel and outdoors on Battle Hill, LaTocha’s distinctive sculptures are made from trees that once grew at Green-Wood and have been cloaked in thin sheets of lead. The work embraces the distinctive character of Green-Wood’s landscape and the roles that both human and natural forces have played in its transformation.

Athena LaTocha creates massive works that explore the relationship between human-made and natural worlds. She was inspired by her upbringing in the wilderness of Alaska and the Earthwork artists of the 1960s and 70s. LaTocha has exhibited across the country, most recently at BRIC House; The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey; MoMA PS1; JDJ at The Ice House in Garrison, New York; and the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. LaTocha is the recipient of the Eiteljorg Fellowship, the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Painting, and grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. 

The Remains of Winter is made possible by a grant from The National Endowment for the Arts. 

Free and open to the public.