An eclipse is an obscuring of light from one celestial body by the passage of another between it and the observer or between it and its source of illumination. Tropiclipse is a series of sculptural situations based around the “eclipse,” as both a phenomenon and a metaphor. As the present is gradually replaced by the future, this state of flux shapes the unconscious, generating cumulative knowledge with which we encounter the world. This body of work invites the audience to experience these sculpture-landscapes as accumulative, comprised of catalytic moments that describe the ever-changing intersections and schisms between natural systems and human methodologies.
On opening night, the duo will present First Light Last Light, a multimedia performance project about a dialectic between “reason” and “intuition.” This work explores the tension and meaning of these two principles through the deconstruction and manipulation of a tree within the video and in real-time performative actions. The music is an original score written by the artists.
Jeffrey Kurosaki and Tara Pelletier are a collaborative duo based in Brooklyn, New York. Kurosaki received his BFA in 2005 from the University of Hawaii, while Pelletier received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2004. They met in graduate school at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and have been working together since 2006. The pair has recently exhibited and performed at Wave Hill Gardens, NY; Abrons Arts Center, NY; Flux Factory, NY; Dumbo Arts Festival, NY; a 2010 European and Scandic performance tour with shows at Overgaden, Copenhagen; Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark; Fold Gallery, London; Project Space 1646, The Hague; MMX, Berlin; among others. They have held residencies through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; Painting Space 122; and Sculpture Space.