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Pedro Cruz-Castro

Reclamation
Sunroom Project Space | April 20–May 25, 2007

Blurring the boundaries between indoors and outdoors, the sunroom provides the perfect setting for Pedro Cruz-Castro’s project, Reclamation, which includes two wood sculptures, a table and a grandfather clock. These sculptures act as a metaphor for the interaction between natural and man-made environments. The table, rustic and simple, is constructed from wood, natural branches and sections of a maple tree. Cruz-Castro breaks down a grandfather clock, restructuring and transforming it, uniting it with the London Plane tree. His exploration of the ambiguity of the structures thus created poses questions about which came first: Have the trees taken root over time in the sunroom, growing up into the furniture, or has the furniture begun to grow roots and branches? The Sunroom Project Space offers Cruz-Castro an opportunity to create site-specific work in a unique setting.

 

Reclamation, installation view, 2017, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Wave Hill 

 

Reclamation, installation view, 2017, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Wave Hill 

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The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts. 
 

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