Programming Checklist

LEEZA MEKSIN: Desert Posts, 2016

LEEZA MEKSIN: Desert Posts, 2016

+ Serious Play at AUTOMAT
+ Philly Caj, December 10th at Ortega y Gasset Projects
+ Who Goes There, work by Rita Leduc in The Skirt (OyG Project Space), December 10, 2016 at Ortega y Gasset Projects, 6-9pm

+ Serious Play at AUTOMAT Collective
Exhibition Dates: December 2, 2016 – January 8, 2017
Exhibition Opening: Friday, December 2, 6 – 10 pm

A wide array of styles and art historical considerations are swept up into the exhibition of Serious Play, presented by AUTOMAT. Throughout this selection of work by the Brooklyn-based collective Ortega y Gasset, we see the arrangement of diverse elements of varying content and material distinction. To follow each mark, and decision, conjures an impression of a fervent hand and unfolding mind. The playful visual energy and the unexpected, and sometimes critical reflections that emerge, then develop, or, are found to be the result of careful consideration and focus. So with imagery and objects that initially assuage comfort in their benign and common nature, like milk crates, musical notes, children’s schoolbook pages, a clownishly painted shoe, etc., these works use them as a part of a broader critical and expressive project. The familiar then can be made awkward, in effect, to engage the viewer in a more rigorous formal and conceptual way.

AUTOMAT is a curatorial collective composed of AUTOMAT Steve Basel, Nadine Beauharnois, Emily Blair Elliot, Morgan R. Hobbs, Lucas Kelly, Julia Owens, Marcelle Reinecke, Jillian Schley

+ Philly Caj at Ortega y Gasset Projects
In an effort to open up discussions with other artist-run spaces, especially those beyond New York, Ortega y Gasset Projects is pleased to announce an exhibition exchange with AUTOMAT Collective in Philadelphia. The exchange begins with Serious Play, an exhibition* of works by the directors of Ortega y Gasset Projects at AUTOMAT, opening Saturday, December 2, 6-10pm. Soon to follow, Ortega y Gasset Projects presents Philly Caj, a group exhibition of works by members of AUTOMAT. Philly Caj runs from Saturday, December 10 until Sunday, January 15, 2017. There will be an opening reception for Philly Caj on Saturday, December 10, 6-9pm.

AUTOMAT is a new force in the Philadelphia art scene. Opening its doors in April 2015, the collective has since put on 12 exhibitions. Curatorial themes have included the amorphous nature of identity; gender; class; and a curatorial response to the building in which the gallery resides.
*Serious Play at AUTOMAT runs from December 2 – January 8, 2017 and includes works by the directors of Ortega y Gasset Projects:
Eleanna Anagnos, Clare Britt, Joshua Bienko, Catherine Haggarty, Eric Hibit, Will Hutnick, Leeza Meksin, Sarah Rushford, and Zahar Vaks

More info here… Philly Caj @ OyG

+ WHO GOES THERE, Rita LeDuc in The Skirt, Opening Reception: December 10, 6-9pm

Ortega y Gasset Projects is also pleased to announce Who Goes There, work by Rita Leduc in The Skirt, our dedicated space for site-specific installations. The opening for this exhibition will run concurrently with Philly Caj on December 10th from 6-9pm.

More info here… The Skirt