EARTHWERKS & Other Celestial Familiars

First day of creation (from the 1493 Nuremberg Chronicle)

Sidecar Projects, Hammond Indiana

Opening November 15, 2014

SideCar Gallery is pleased to present EARTHTWERKS & Other Celestial Familiars, a group exhibition of artists from across the country that make up the New York collective Ortega Y Gasset Projects.

Our second collective show, EARTHTWERKS & Other Celestial Familiars, is at SideCar Gallery in Hammond, Indiana. Opening November 15 and continuing through December 2014, this group show seeks to pass the baton from the initial iteration of OyG and the first collective show, Relay Relay (June ‘13). With EARTHTWERKS, the collective of visual artists acts as curators, representing visual art trends across the United States and coming together under the conceptual rubric of the notion of heliograph. Embodying the communicative nature of the heliograph, a historic long-distance optical communication method for surveying and forest protection work, the exhibition at SideCar seeks to position each member’s practice in light of the networked nature of the group, despite the dispersed physical locations of each member.  As social and cultural space is shifting with the expansion of online accessibility the option to be portable and fluid becomes an alternative to wholesale relocation.The artists included in the show are: Lauren Frances Adams (MD), Eleanna Anagnos (NY), Joshua Bienko (TN), Clare Britt (IL), Eric Hibit (NY), Fritz Horstman (CT), Leeza Meksin (NY), Sheilah Wilson (OH), Zahar Vaks (NY), Christine Wong Yap (NY).

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