Aimée Burg, Mark Dixon, Thale Fastvold, and Emily Hass
Ortega Y Gasset Projects | 363 Third Ave
Join us this Sunday, May 31 from 3 - 5pm for the closing reception of Imaginary Monuments, curated by Fritz Horstman, at Ortega y Gasset Projects 363 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11215
Music by Golden Medallion
Dance by MIRO Dance Theater
Poetry by Gabe Kruis and Alina Gregorian
Imaginary Monuments features the work of Aimée Burg, Mark Dixon, Thale Fastvold, and Emily Hass.
Imaginary Monuments brings together four 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.