Exhibition

Couroupita/Corpus

20 Nov 2020 – 20 Dec 2020

Regular hours

Friday
12:00 – 18:00
Saturday
12:00 – 18:00
Tuesday
12:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
12:00 – 18:00
Thursday
12:00 – 18:00

A.I.R. Gallery

New York
New York, United States

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  • Subway: F to York Street, A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street

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A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce Couroupita/Corpus, the first institutional solo exhibition by 2019-2020 A.I.R. Fellow Rachelle Dang. Born and raised in Hawai`i, Dang considers transoceanic colonial histories and intertwined legacies of control over environments and populations.

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Couroupita/Corpus addresses artificial displacements and haunted social and natural histories. In the center of the gallery, viewers encounter a narrow, perforated chamber encasing the upright form of a truncated rainforest tree. Inside, Rachelle Dang’s sculpted version of couroupita guianensis (cannonball tree) appears frozen in a peak state of abundance: long vine-like stems, blossoms, and rotund fruits envelop the trunk, yet these rigid forms resemble bones and evince an unexpected brittleness—gray, petrified, and still.

 

Dang considers transoceanic colonial histories and intertwined legacies of control over environments and populations. Through her work in sculpture and installation, she interprets the significance of historical source material and natural forms while emphasizing the shared vulnerabilities of environment, body, and matter.

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