Consumer culture and environmental concerns imbue the shattered glass and resin sculptures by Rachel Owens (presented by ZieherSmith, New York). As the centerpiece for her recent solo exhibition at the gallery, Owens cast from the Alley Pond Giant, a 130-foot-tall tulip poplar tree in Queens, New York, and considered the tallest and oldest living organism in the city.

 

Rachel Owens, "7 Pack on a Roman Rock," 2017, Broken glass cast in resin, 14 1/2 x 5 x 5 in (36.8 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm).  Image ? of the artist and ZierherSmith
Rachel Owens, “7 Pack on a Roman Rock,” 2017, Broken glass cast in resin, 14 1/2 x 5 x 5 in (36.8 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm). Image ? of the artist and ZierherSmith

 

 

Rachel Owens, "Queens Giant No. 9 Oldest Being in NYC), Broken glass cast in resin with steel, 2017, 75x20x28."  Image ? of the artist and ZierhSmith
Rachel Owens, “Queens Giant No. 9 Oldest Being in NYC),” broken glass cast in resin with steel, 2017, 75 x 20 x 28 (190.5 x50.8 x71.1cm). Image ? of the artist and ZierhSmith

 

Rachel Owens, Queens Giant no. 16 (Oldest Being in NYC), 2017, Broken glass cast in resin with steel, 36 x 14 x 9 in (91.4 x 35.6 x 22.9 cm).  Image ? of the artist and ZieherSmith
Rachel Owens, “Queens Giant no. 16 (Oldest Being in NYC),” 2017, Broken glass cast in resin with steel, 36 x 14 x 9 in (91.4 x 35.6 x 22.9 cm). Image ? of the artist and ZieherSmith