Each part has been hung in an exaggerated constellation of doors, engine block, axles, wheels, upholster, and frame so that the whole looks blown out, all frozen motion and volume diagrammed in steel.
Ortega finds a way to turn everyday objects into extraordinary pieces of art.
Controller of the Universe
Champ de Vision
“I’m interested in those very everyday attempts to produce meaning.” say Damián Ortega. He creates amazing suspended , like his Cosmic Thing (2002), a gray Beetle, suspended suspended from the gallery’s ceiling by high-test aircraft cables. Ortega has meticulously disassembled the car, evidently taking the VW ideology of user-friendliness at its word.
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery
May 29 13 @ 6:06 PMMarina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX
May 30 13 @ 6:10 PMLee "Scratch" Perry at Le Poisson Rouge
May 31 13 @ 6:15 PMAzari & III at Highline Ballroom
Jun 07 13 @ 10:42 AMThe Govenors Ball NYC Music Festival
Aug 28 13 @ 3:55 PMVenice Film Festival
May 02 13 @ 2:18 PMMedium Concepts Sample Sale