Rachelle Dang “Couroupita/Corpus”

A.I.R. Gallery

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Ends in 17 days

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.



from November 20, 2020 to December 20, 2020


Rachelle Dang


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Venue Hours

From 12:00 To 18:00
Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays


Address: 155 Plymouth St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 212-255-6651 Fax: 212-255-6653

Between Pearl and Jay Sts. Subway: F to York Street, A/C to High Street, 2/3 to Clark Street.

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