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Solo Together (2023)

Rockefeller Center, New York, NY

Artist Paula Crown’s two-part exhibition project #solotogether curated by Craig Drennen continues her ongoing artistic series and expands her interest in the human impulse to produce a mark in the world. #solotogether explores communication and accountability within the global collective consciousness; the sculptures endeavor to create connections, provoke pause, and offer a critical examination of how we shape the world and how in turn, the world defines us.

The bronze sculpture Resilience, on view at the top of the Channel Gardens, alludes to the devastating environmental impact of single-use plastics and extends Crown’s intention to memorialize the collective suffering experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic, reminding us of humankind’s resilience and innate ability to transfer energy even through the most mundane of objects.

The second part of the exhibition is on view in the Rink Level Gallery, formerly the Rockefeller Center post office.  An extensive investigation of the familiar crushed solo cup through a dynamic cast sculpture floor installation; a new suite of photographs; a newly recorded audio work; and a site-specific wall piece allows the viewer to experience the breadth and depth of Crown’s artistic meditations on this everyday object.

Activations throughout the exhibit run include panel discussions, performances, book signings, children’s events, and more.

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