Color Against Color

COLOR AGAINST COLOR: curated by Eric Hibit

COLOR AGAINST COLOR: curated by Eric Hibit

COLOR AGAINST COLOR: curated by Eric Hibit

COLOR AGAINST COLOR: curated by Eric Hibit

BENJAMIN DEGEN: Oh, Sister!, Oil and acrylic on paper, 40 x 26 inches, 2015 / ALYSSA GORELICK: Rabble, dimensions variable

BENJAMIN DEGEN: Oh, Sister!, Oil and acrylic on paper, 40 x 26 inches, 2015 / ALYSSA GORELICK: Rabble, dimensions variable

ALYSSA GORELICK: Rabble, installation of inkjet printer ink on photo paper, wood, dimensions variable, 2015

ALYSSA GORELICK: Rabble, installation of inkjet printer ink on photo paper, wood, dimensions variable, 2015

ALYSSA GORELICK, BEN PEDERSON, and HEIN KOH

ALYSSA GORELICK, BEN PEDERSON, and HEIN KOH

DAVID SCANAVINO: Untitled, Archival paper pulp on panel, 48 x 60 inches, 2015

DAVID SCANAVINO: Untitled, Archival paper pulp on panel, 48 x 60 inches, 2015

DAVID SCAVANINO, HEIN KOH, and ANDY CROSS

DAVID SCAVANINO, HEIN KOH, and ANDY CROSS

RICHARD TINKLER: Painting Number Twelve, Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 Inches, 2015

RICHARD TINKLER: Painting Number Twelve, Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 Inches, 2015

NICHOLE VAN BEEK: Make Love, Acrylic and fiber paste on dyed canvas, 30 x 40 inches, 2015

NICHOLE VAN BEEK: Make Love, Acrylic and fiber paste on dyed canvas, 30 x 40 inches, 2015

ANDY CROSS: Mirror Disk, Oil, resin, canvas on panel, 48 x 60 inches, 2014

ANDY CROSS: Mirror Disk, Oil, resin, canvas on panel, 48 x 60 inches, 2014

Ortega y Gasset Projects opens the fall 2015 season with two concurrent exhibitions. A joint reception will be held on Friday, September 11, 6-9pm.

COLOR AGAINST COLOR
Curated by Eric Hibit, the show includes works by Andy Cross, Benjamin DegenAlyssa Gorelick, Hein Koh, Ben Pederson, Richard Tinkler, David Scavavino, and Nichole Van Beek.

The word “colorful” is broadly used to describe many things that have color. However, in many aesthetic and utilitarian applications, color is often interspersed with black, white and neutrals to achieve “balance”. The works in this exhibition forgo such measures and force the viewer to confront color against color, without the breathing room normally provided. When these works are placed in context, the potential for further color clash is exponential.

Working within traditions of painterly abstraction, Gorelick, Scavavino, Tinkler and Van Beek explore color as conveyed via the plasticity of paint (in the case of Gorelick’s work, printer ink; in Scavavino’s, paper pulp). The bodily implications within these abstract works are highlighted by the overtly figurative and innuendo-laden works of Degen, Koh and Pederson. In situ, the works in this exhibition enact titillating narratives of caress, body heat, wetness, pressure, and touch.

Eric Hibit is a visual artist and painter based in New York. He received his BFA from Corcoran College of Art + Design (1998), and Yale University School of Art (2003). Hibit has exhibited his work at Zurcher Gallery, C24 Gallery, Field Projects, Anna Kustera Gallery, Curator’s Office, Momenta Art, and Geoffrey Young Gallery. His work has been reviewed in The Village Voice and The Washington Post. Hibit has taught studio art at Temple University, New York University, Hunter College, and Cooper Union. Hibit joined Ortega y Gasset Projects in 2014.

Ortega y Gasset Projects is a gallery curated projects space in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn. Comprised of artists currently living in Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, and Tennessee, OyG operates a cross-country collective and an incubator for dialogue and artistic exchange.

For more information contact Eric Hibit at erichibit@gmail.com

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