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Rachel Owens at Ziehersmith

Major solo exhibition by Assistant Professor Rachel Owens runs until April 15, 2017 at Ziehersmith (516 W. 20th Street, NYC).

School of Art+Design faculty member, Assistant Professor Rachel Owens has a major exhibition at Ziehersmith in Chelsea. Owens brings her signature process of casting shards of broken glass in resin to a little known yet seminal specimen of nature. The bulk of this mostly sculptural presentation is made from molds of the Alley Pond Giant, a 400-year-old tulip poplar tree located in Queens that could well pre-date European settlers. Owens states “The fortitude of the tree to withstand the development of modern society reminds us that there was always someone before and is also symbolic of migration, mothers, and spatial occupation.”