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Whitehot Recommends: Ruben Natal-San Miguel at Wave Hill

Photograph by Ruben Natal-San Miguel.

By WM April 21, 2024

From the press release:

Since the cataclysmic events of September 11, 2001, Ruben Natal-San Miguel has committed his photographic lens to the resilience of cultural identity and human connection in the dense urban environment of New York City. The exhibition Nature Finds a Way brings together portraits, with a particular focus on the Bronx, showcasing individuals in both real and synthetic nature. Here, tropical murals, artificial plants and floral prints also find a way to be seen, bringing a semblance of the natural environment into the picture. Through these images, Natal-San Miguel challenges aesthetic and cultural norms by foregrounding the diverse tapestry of urban life, and how city dwellers both seek and are affected by nature in their lives.

Photograph by Ruben Natal-San Miguel.

PUBLIC PROGRAM: Saturday, August 3, 1:30 – 4:30 PM: Photography Portrait Session with the artist in the gardens of Wave Hill. Rain date: Sun, Aug 4.

Ruben Natal-San Miguel: Nature Finds a Way is organized by Rachel Raphaela Gugelberger, Curator of Visual Arts, with Gabriel de Guzman, Director of Arts and Chief Curator; and Afriti Bankwalla, Curatorial Administrative Assistant

On view April 20 through August 4, 2024 at Wave Hill House. WM


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