Ortega y Gasset Projects Presents Imaginary Monuments
Curated by Fritz Horstman
April 25 – May 31, 2015
Opening Reception: April 25, 6:00pm
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. More….
Ortega Y Gasset Projects is a gallery and curated project space in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn. Comprised of artists currently living in Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, and Tennessee, OyG operates as a cross-country collective and an incubator for dialogue and artistic exchange.
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