Color Against Color

Color Against Color
Andy CrossBenjamin DegenAlyssa GorelickHein KohBen Pederson, Richard Tinkler, David Scavavino,  
and Nichole Van Beek
Curated by Eric Hibit
Fall 2015

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 11, 2015, 6-9pm.


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.

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, GorelickScavavino, 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 DegenKoh 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.

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