in 2014, the National Audubon Society and Gitler & ___ Gallery collaborated to create The Audubon Mural Project. The project was inspired by the legacy of the American bird artist and ornithologist, John James Audubon, and the specific birds threatened by a warming climate. The project consisted of painting avian-themed murals on more than 300 gates and windows in the neighborhood, promoting the society’s climate-change-awareness campaign. Fast forward to 2020 ~ The Audubon Mural Project completed its first public mosaic, after two-years of work, unveiling in December, 2020 ~ Trumpeter Swans on Broadway and 163rd Street.
The National Audubon Society, Gitler & __, NYC Audubon, the Broadway Mall Association and artist Nicolas Holiber have been working on a special installation, scheduled for an unveiling in April of 2019, and will run along the Broadway Mall from 67th Street to 168th Street. We are invited to watch, as the artist ~ Nicolas Holiber, creates one of the ‘Birds’ for the much anticipated Audubon Mural Project.
A few years ago, the National Audubon Society and Gitler & __ Gallery collaborated to create The Audubon Mural Project. The project was inspired by the legacy of the American bird artist and ornithologist, John James Audubon, and the specific birds threatened by a warming climate. The gates were painted by local artists on the pull-down gates of local businesses from 133rd Street to 165th Street.
We were able to capture some of the images (below), and were inspired to re-post when we came across a Google Map of all of the gates in The Audubon Mural Project.
I love Marna Chester. There ~ I’ve said it. Her intricate, sumptuous, delicate paper installations have been seen everywhere ~ from the windows at Bergdorf’s to the New York Audubon Society’s house on governors Island. For one-week, the exhibit Marna Chester: Chamberswill be on view at Gitler & ___ in Hamilton Heights.
It’s a new year. A time to look forward, and a time to look back. Kicking-off the new year, Gitler & __ will present a solo exhibition from Colombian-born artist, Esteban Ocampo-Giraldo, entitled Fragmenticos ~ a series of small-scale paintings depicting the artist’s fragmented memories of seemingly small moments from his youth.