Imaginary Monuments Closing Reception Sunday May 31, 3-5pm

Imaginary Monuments, curated by Fritz Hortsman


Closing Reception Sunday May 31, 3-5pm
With performances by:
Golden Medallion (free jazz)
MIRO Dance Theater (dance)
Gabe Kruis (poetry)
Alina Gregorian (poetry)

Ortega y Gasset Projects
Presents Imaginary Monuments
Curated by Fritz Horstman
April 25 – May 31, 2015
The Old American Can Factory, 363 Third Avenue, Ground Floor, Brooklyn, NY
Open Saturdays & Sundays 1-6pm, and by appointment

Imaginary Monuments, an Ortega y Gasset Projects exhibition curated by Fritz Horstman, brings together five artists who create paintings, sculptures, and photographs that monumentalize a possible or desired – though absent or disappearing – object or idea.  This urge to create imaginary monuments, or document real ones, seems to stem in part from the artists’ recognition and celebration of the precariousness of contemporary culture and current historicizing trends.  There is a theme of slowing things down, of cementing a fleeting moment – an urge to resist the ever speeding now.   Because we are venturing into the imaginations of these artists, into less-than-real or no-longer-real spaces, the work often contains fragments of narratives, and often tends towards the mysterious.  Imaginary Monuments includes work by Aimée Burg, Mark Dixon, Thale Fastvold, and Emily Hass.

Aimée Burg lives and works in New Haven, CT.  Her installations combine a natural history museum with sci-fi sets, placing herself in the past looking at the future looking at our past.  (BFA Pratt; MFA Yale)

Mark Dixon is based in Glenside, PA.  His more…