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Elizabeth Downer Riker Exhibit: Beneath the Same Sky

  • Ceres Gallery 547 West 27th St Suite 201 New York, NY 10001 (map)


From the Rooftops of New York to Oaxaca’s Central Valley

In New York City, a movement of urban farmers has created a network of rooftop farms, built on the very buildings that once defined the city’s industrial age.  In contrast, the villagers of San Bartolomé in Oaxaca, Mexico, have been growing corn, beans and squash on the same communal lands since the dawn of agriculture.  Despite their differences, today’s urban farmer and indigenous villager face similar challenges coaxing food from the soil. This exhibit of paintings aims to create a visual bridge between these distant worlds. 



Later Event: September 7
Exhibit Reception: Beneath the Same Sky