80 Washington Square East, NYU

Paula Rondon

Director’s Cuts

January 17 – March 12, 2016

Broadway Windows

Paula Rondon’s sculpture series Director’s Cuts is a succinct retelling of clichéd Hollywood stories. The sculptures appropriate imagery from the most iconic shots from American film, challenging the viewer’s memory by only revealing the minimum. Her forms appear as stand-ins for characters, staged around the rough outline of a scene. Paula Rondon’s series dissects the pop-culture images we all seem to know, which, like the classic song that's always on the tip of our tongue, the viewer cannot seem to place the who or where.

Image of the exhibition from street view looking into the window from the outside. The window installation features two sculptures sitting atop grey carpet like pedestals. The sculptures resemble heads with headbands on, perhaps even skull like. The grey carpet is also attached to the wall in the background. On the back wall, a long diagonal piece of wood is mounted to the carpet. On the window, the words, "Paula Rondon, Director's Cuts" are printed onto it. Below those words, the instragram logo appears, with the handle "paula.rondon".