Rebecca Ripple in group exhibition at Governors Island Nolan Park 6.20.19

Imagination of Space
June 22 – July 14

Governors Island Nolan Park
New York City, New York

Imagination of Space, presented by The Cooper Union and curated by Ceren Bingol, is dedicated to the exploration and exhibition of projects in architecture, art, poetry, sound and performance.

Descension is a collection of aerial views of clouds downloaded from the Internet and transferred onto sand bags forming a circle or barricade. Sand bags are tools for protection and isolation. They are used in war and natural disasters by the military and civilians. It is an inversion of the art historical depictions of the Assumption of Mary into heaven (“…having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.” – Pope Pius XII, 1950.) It is a perspective from a flying carpet… hovering and giving an overview. The Internet is also a way of traveling to new lands and experiencing without the bodily senses.

Rebecca Ripple (b. Huntington, New York) received her MFA from Yale University in 1995. She has exhibited throughout the United States and in Italy, at venues including Klowden Mann, the Los Angeles Museum of Art, Kristin Engle Gallery, Rosamund Felsen Gallery and the Brewery Project in Los Angeles, the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, Tilt Gallery and Upfor Gallery in Portland, and many others. Her work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine, and reviewed in LA Weekly, Huffington Post, ArtScene, Artillery, Chicago Tribune, and American Craft. Ripple has attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, received multiple awards including a C.O.L.A. (City of Los Angeles Individual Fellowship) and a Nathan O. Freedman Endowment for Exceptional Creative Accomplishments Award. Her work has been featured in Sculpture magazine and reviewed in the Huffington Post, ArtScene, Artillery, and American Craft. She is the Artist in Residence of Sculpture at Cranbrook Academy of Art.

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