curated by Catherine Haggarty
Matt Phillips & Travis Fairclough
January 27 – February 19, 2017
opening: Friday, January 27, 6-9pm
“The field that you are standing on appears to have the same proportions as your own life.”
-John Berger, About Looking, pg. 205.
Ortega y Gasset Projects is proud to present About Looking, an exhibition featuring Brooklyn-based painters Matt Phillips and Travis Fairclough that offers us a viewing experience rooted in patience and presence.
Phillips and Fairclough’s paintings create a weightless environment, one that urges us to grasp for forms and ground to rest on as we question the reoccurring shapes as figures, objects, and material. About Looking is a nod to the late John Berger, who advocated endlessly for patient and concerted attention in all facets of the arts. We may find steady ground to rest on as a way to assert our knowing of Phillips and Fairclough’s approach and technique, and are pressed to stand back and recalibrate our understanding again and again. To feel or to know these paintings is to feel and know the land and the ground we rest on, as Berger suggests in his text …more
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