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Friday, 7 April 2023 to Saturday, 27 May 2023
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Friday, 7 April 2023 - 5:00pm

New York, NY On Friday, April 7, 2023, 5-7 PM visual artists Yeon Ji Yoo and Rachel Sydlowski will present two new installations exploring the American landscape and its myths in the exhibition American Ghosts.

As a latchkey youth of the 80’s, Yeon Ji Yoo learned a version of America on television as a technicolor landscape of cerulean skies and generalized shapes overlapped to become a stand in for Yellowstone. In growing up, Yoo has learned that technicolor is not the name of a place, but a process of making fiction. In Chasing Crows, Yoo reconnects to a childhood landscape of navigating a cornfield plagued by phantom voyeur crows and inundated in color. She aims to connect the start of her American dream journey to its elusive destination of a cartoon land.

The vacationland of the Northeast serves as a locus of investigation for Rachel Sydlowski. The promise of the road, access to leisure time, the physical and mental restorative qualities of “North” play an integral role in her sculpture-based installation Summerland/Sunderland. The original Slumberland was a restaurant/motor lodge built and managed by Sydlowski’s great-uncle on the coast of Maine in the 1940s. The title is both a play on the original motor lodge’s name, “Slumberland” and “Summerland” a liminal space between the physical and astral plane, an idyllic resting place between reincarnations. The motorlogde’s lost history allows for a fabulists interpretation through the use of wood, ceramics,  modular serigraphs and found objects.

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The Courtyard installation Indra’s Net created by fashion designer Nomeda Aniukstis refers to mythological Net found in Hindu and Buddhist mythology that stretches out infinitely in all directions over the universe. At every knot in the net there is a beautiful jewel in the shape of a heart and each jewel reflects all the other jewels in the net and; so even a slight change in one jewel is reflected across all the other jewels.Through her installation, Nomeda reminds us that each person’s action, will reflect across the Net and affect all other people; the installation shows that we coexist with each other; one person’s existence sheds lights on all the others’.

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307 w 30th St. New York, NY 10001

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