This upcoming Friday, CoRK is getting eggy with the work of Rachel Rossin.
Rachel Rossin’s work grapples with metaphysical and spiritual themes, themes that are heavily influenced by the question of “Why we are…?.” In her upcoming show she asks us to do the same. “Holy See” invites visitors to experience walking on 2,500 hollow eggs while traversing through a hologram comprised of translucent curtains. This installation evokes feelings of mysticism via the outlying paintings, while the passage through the crackling eggshells underfoot removes the usual stigmas one attaches to fragility.
A video projection of the solar and lunar cycles onto the floor-to-ceiling curtains visually juxtaposes the grandiosity of our cosmos with our placement as a species. These curtains are reminiscent of the Hebrew tradition of the “temple veil,” intended to symbolize God’s separation from man. The outlying paintings act as windows with similar intentions and are inspired stylistically and significantly from the famous Rorschach ink blot tests. The show opens Friday, February 1 at CoRK, is curated by Aaron Levi Garvey.
Rachel Rossin was born in West Palm Beach, received her BFA from Florida State University and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has most recently exhibited her first solo show, “Telltale” at the Bowery Basement Annex in NY, NY and has shown with Schoohouse Projects and last year’s Brucennial, curated by Vito Schnabel for the Bruce High Quality Foundation.
Watch the show promo here: