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Parsons Faculty Saya Woolfalk Debuts Solo Exhibition, “ChimaCloud and the Pose System”

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Parsons faculty Saya Woolfalk‘s second solo exhibition for the Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects gallery, “ChimaCloud and the Pose System” opened February 16th.

For her second one person show at the gallery, Saya Woolfalk builds a symbolic world that brings new meaning to her investigations of the shifting and relational nature of culture. Video animations, life-sized humanoid figures, real and virtual sculptural objects, textiles, and drawings in vinyl and on paper will fill the gallery in the newest manifestation of her ongoing exploration of hybrid identity, accomplished through an elaborate fiction inspired by her own family background.
Combining elements of African American, Japanese, and European cultures with allusions to anthropology, feminist theory, science fiction, Eastern religion, and fashion, Woolfalk depicts the story of a chimeric species she names the Empathics, botanic humanoid beings with a highly evolved ability to understand the experiences of others.

ChimaCloud and the Pose System
Saya Woolfalk
February 16-April 1, 2017
Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am-6 pm

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