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Mimi Oritsky: The Wrinkled Wet

April 25 - May 19

Amos Eno Gallery is pleased to present The Wrinkled Wet, a solo exhibition of new and recent works by Mimi Oritsky, on view from April 25 to May 19, 2024. An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 26, 2024, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the gallery’s location at 56 Bogart Street in Brooklyn, NY. A catalogue of works is also available on Artsy.

The Wrinkled Wet includes paintings executed on linen, wood, and paper, dating from 2019 through 2024. Oritsky painted most of this exhibition outside during soft rainfalls. Droplets of water formed at corners of the graphite and gouache that appeared like jewels against the strong rays of sunlight streaming down from the sky. In this sense, the artist comes completely to terms with her environment and the rhythms of the moving air.

It is not always easy to contemplate the visible air. Humidity and dust add a particular reflective quality. The color and texture of the soil becomes airborne, differing greatly from region to region. Juxtaposition becomes important. When viewed from above, the elements flatten out and we become more acutely aware of the volume of air between the viewer and the the ground. With speed we encounter the rhythmic reflective qualities of the air.

Oritsky’s paintings become a shared experience as we move quickly across the landscape with a sense of urgency, beckoning the elements. Oritsky layers paint, allowing it to dry between applications. She scrapes away areas until she achieves the exact color, texture, and marks to blend abstraction with representation.

About the Artist

Mimi Oritsky studied painting and sculpture at the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) in Philadelphia, PA. She studied drawing and anatomy at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD, receiving her B.F.A. in Painting; she received her M.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA.

She currently lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.

Details

Start:
April 25
End:
May 19
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Amos Eno Gallery
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718-237-3001
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Artists
Mimi Oritsky
Artwork Medium
Painting
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Reception

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Amos Eno Gallery
56 Bogart St
Brooklyn, NY 11206 United States
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718-237-3001
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