“Damian Ortega is known for taking things apart and putting them back together again”

So, a friend of mine, who is an Art History grad student, works at the Institute of Contemporary Art here in Boston. She was sweet enough to invite me to be her plus one tonight at an event at the ICA–cocktails and a preview of the Damian Ortega exhibit.

I am really excited about this. It’s certainly something I would NOT have gotten to do in Chippewa Falls. Or even Madison. Despite my complaints about traffic and mean people, living in the big city does have its perks.

(And…here’s hoping I don’t make a fool out of myself talking to people who know a lot more about art than I do!)

Here’s how the ICA describes Damian Ortega’s work:

In Ortega’s work, objects are never allowed to rest—they are pulled apart, suspended, or rearranged, calling attention to the dynamism of the world around us and the hidden poetry in the everyday. A former political cartoonist, Ortega brings a subtle, incisive wit to his surprising manipulations of familiar, humble materials—bricks, old tools, Coca-Cola bottles,  tortillas, and even a Volkswagen Beetle are assembled and reassembled in playful and imaginative ways.

Ortega Cosmic

*Image from http://www.batchprocess.org/

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~ by releasethebadgers on September 15, 2009.

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