12. Solitude: In a Landscape by Najee Wilson
Open just until September 2nd at the Naval Cemetery Landscape in Williamsburg, the exhibition Solitude: In a Landscape is on display by artist Najee Wilson. The exhibition features a film centered on the celebration of bucolic beauty within an urban oasis, made possible with support from the New York City Artist Corps and Brooklyn Greenway Initiative. Shot in the Naval Cemetery Landscape one year prior, Solitude: In a Landscape contrasts directly with the chaos of 2020 to bring viewers a sense of comfort and nostalgia for nature. Live music for the film wasscored by musician Ben Brown of Hand and Temple.
As visitors walk along the boardwalk, they can view stills from the film that have been printed on silk and hung from shepherd’s hooks. In doing so, the stills float above the meadow, with this being amplified by surrounding wind chimes which provide an additional chorus of sound.