The Grove at HESTER


Artists: Ditte Gantriis, Joshua Nathanson, Juan Antonio Olivares

Exhibition title: The Grove

Venue: HESTER, New York, US

Date: January 10 – February 14, 2016

Photography: Pablo Enqiruez, images copyright and courtesy of the artists and HESTER, New York.

“Some days Rose and Sorrel go through the formality of full proper dining, char- cuterie, silver utensils, napkins, candles, assortments of raw vegetables. Rem- nants of civility. On other days, it’s the opposite. Scooping food into their mouths like it was salt water.” [1]

California Baby Redwood Flip
Nantucket Blue Spruce
Stratford Spruce
Vermont White Spruce Narrow
Silverado Slim
Centennial Fir Instant Evergreen
Fifth Avenue Flatback
Carolina Hemlock
Mendocino Pine Tree
Berkshire Mountain Fir

I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at The Grove.

Ditte Gantriis (b. 1980; Rudersdal, DK) lives and works in Copenhagen. She received her MA in Visual Communication from The Danish School of Design, Copenhagen in 2008. Recent solo exhibitions: Picnic Picnic, Sheffield, UK; Frutta, Rome; Die Raum, Berlin; Da- vid Dale Gallery; Glasgow; Peter Amby Gallery, Copenhagen; Toves Gallery, Copenhagen. Recent group exhibitions: BID Project Gallery, Milan; Kunsthal Charlottenberg, Copenha- gen; 63rd-77th Steps, Bari; The Workbench, Milan; MOSTYN, Llandudno, UK; L21, Palma de Mallorca; Super Dakota, Brussels; Chez Valentin, Paris; Fondazione 107, Turin; Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York; Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster; Gallery Drei, Co- logne; CREDAC, Ivry. Upcoming solo exhibitions include Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, and Frutta, Rome.

Joshua Nathanson (b. 1976 in Washington, D.C.) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. He received his MFA from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, in 2006. Nathan- son’s work has been exhibited locally and around the world at such establishments as ARNDT, Singapore; four81, NY; 356 S. Mission, Los Angeles, CA; and Pepin Moore (curated by Jonas Wood), Los Angeles. During his undergraduate and graduate years, he studied under Mike Kelley, Christopher Williams, Liz Larner, Richard Hawkins, Haim Steinbach, and Marilyn Minter, and has been an active curator. In 2015, Nathanson had his first solo exhibition at Various Small Fires, Los Angeles. Upcoming solo exhibitions include Luce Gallery, Turin, and Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo; upcoming group exhibitions include Whitechapel Gallery, London. The artist appears courtesy of Various Small Fires, Los Angeles.

Juan Antonio Olivares (b. 1988) based in New York/Düsseldorf. He received a BA in Vi- sual Arts and Philosophy from Columbia University in 2011 and attended the Kunstakad- emie Düsseldorf with Prof. Christopher Williams from 2015-6. Recent exhibitions: M/L Artspace, Venice; MoMA PS1, Long Island City; Martos Gallery, New York; Back Yard Projects, New York. Forthcoming exhibitions: Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf and Kunstakad- emie Düsseldorf. He is one half of the artist duo, Essex Olivares, with Eve Essex; they have exhibited at Shoot the Lobster, New York; Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York; Cuchifri- tos, New York; SculptureCenter, New York; and Cell Project Space, London.

[1]  Ackerman, Amanda. “The Triangulations: seeding and saving.” The Book of Feral Flora. Los Angeles: Les Figues Press, 2015. 22.




Joshua Nathanson, Girl Leaving, 2015


Ditte Gantriis, Carpe Diem, 2016


Joshua Nathanson, Girl Reading, 2015



Ditte Gantriis, Carpe Diem (goblets), 2016


Ditte Gantriis, Carpe Diem (goblets), 2016



Ditte Gantriis, Carpe Diem (goblets), 2016 (detail)



Juan Antonio Olivares, Kokomo Lost, 2015-2016


Juan Antonio Olivares, Kokomo Lost, 2015-2016


Ditte Gantriis, Carpe Diem (candlestick), 2016


Ditte Gantriis, Carpe Diem (candlestick), 2016


Ditte Gantriis, Carpe Diem (candlestick), 2016



Joshua Nathanson, Cat Bear Girl, 2015