Opening 6/12/15: Love Child @ Ortega y Gasset Projects

June 4, 2015

Love Child

Curated by Eleanna Anagnos

June 12, 2015 – July 26, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, June 12, 6-9 pm

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Ortega y Gasset Projects presents Love Child, an exhibition curated by Eleanna Anagnos. Inspired by a bi-coastal love affair between Anagnos and another abstract painter, Love Child highlights the dialogue and exchange that takes place when two creative people make something together. The show includes works by Eva and Adele, Anna Gaskell and Douglas Gordon, Nyeema Morgan and Mike Cloud, Rachel Debuque and Justin Plakas, Maria Walker and Jonathan Allmaier, Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe, Jennifer Coates and David Humphrey.

Often, artists refer to their own work as their babies. When an artist has an established practice (as the artists in this exhibition do), the community is familiar with these births. Less familiar are the love children made between two working artists. They are seemingly outliers of an artist’s practice. Unearthed, in this exhibition, they take center stage.

When two creatives negotiate the process and metamorphosis of an object, a new author comes forth. The work is the physical manifestation of a harmonious connection, and dialogue between these couples. The negation of authorship, the generosity involved in the give and take process of an intimate collaboration, the trust, the work and the understanding required is worth celebrating.

While much of the work in the exhibition is bread of a politically-driven stance, all of the work is playful.

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“..the complete fusion in a praxis of two subjunctives, two subjunctives that metamorphose into a third; it is from this collusion that a new author emerges, an absent third person, invisible and beyond grasp, decoding the silence.” -from The Minds Eye by William S. Bouroughs and Brion Gysin

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Eleanna Anagnos is an artist and curator based in Brooklyn, New York. She is interested in questions of space: what gets transmitted through it, how we perceive it, experience it and connect with it. By visually manipulating positive and negative space, her work challenges the viewer to pause, reflect and reconsider their sensory perception and preconceived notions of space. She has been with Ortega y Gasset Projects since May 2014. (BA Kenyon College; MFA Tyler School of Art)

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.

Please contact eleannapaints@gmail.com with any questions.

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