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Ortega y Gasset Projects is pleased to host The Gaps Between Us, an exhibition of work by MICA Low-Residency MFA candidates Damon Arhos, Sarah Clough Chambers, Suzy Kopf, and Kirk Daniel Palmer. The exhibition runs from Friday, August 21 to Sunday August 30. There will be a reception for the artists on Friday, August 21, 6-8pm. The exhibition will be open for viewing on Saturdays and Sundays 1-6pm or by appointment.
Working from traditions of painting, the artists in this show use the formats of painting to explore a diverse range of themes related to contemporary American culture. These include leisure culture, personal histories, queer identity, and the nature of perception. A unifying theme of the work is the relationship to traditional approaches to painting, while simultaneously pushing the limits if the medium's scale and material presence. Perhaps most importantly, personal friendship unifies this group of individuals, each of whom occupies a different age bracket and each of whom have a unique biography. Their identity as a group speaks to the potential for visual art to diminish separateness and create new paths of communication among individuals who are otherwise quite different from one another.
The MICA Low-Residency program is an unconventional course of study for the MFA degree. In place of the traditional two-year program, Low-Residency convenes over four summer sessions at the MICA campus in Baltimore, MD. For the remainder of the year, students have the option to live and maintain a studio practice elsewhere. This model attracts students from diverse geographical locations and cultural backgrounds, and often with expertise in other fields.
This exhibition is organized by Ortega y Gasset member Eric Hibit.
Also on view: a site-specific installation in the gallery vestibule by George Rush
Upcoming: Color Against Color, curated by Eric Hibit, opens Sept. 11, 2015
Ortega y Gasset Projects, 363 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215