Episode 13: Rachel Owens

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Rachel Owens is a sculptor whose work is often socially engaged. She works with materials as varied as crushed glass, resin, and steel humvee truck bodies. In our visit to her Brownsville studio, she discusses the logistics of creating large-scale public sculptures, how a work’s function changes when it enters a private collection vs. a public space, and the role that sound often plays in her work.

People, places and things mentioned: Mira Schor, Chris Giles, Kelsey Broad, Gordon Matta Clark, Roger Payne, Zeihersmith, Dag Hammarskjold, Blade of Grass, Richard Serra

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1 sq. Foot of Life on the Other Side of a Cracked Glass Ceiling (detail)
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Inveterate Composition for Clare, humvee replica bodies, steel, whale sounds (installation at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY)
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MOTHER (installation view at Ziehersmith Gallery, 2017, photograph by Allison Meier)
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Life on the Other Side of a Cracked Glass Ceiling, sculpture and performance in Central Park, October 2017. Kelsey Broad performing Ivanka Trump, “A Formal Apology”
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Life on the Other Side of a Cracked Glass Ceiling, sculpture and performance in Central Park, October 2017. Mira Schor teach-in, #MeToo
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Privet, 2010. Glass bottle shards, plexiglass, flourescent lights

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