Swallowed into the Soft Underbelly OPENS APRIL 2

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Swallowed Into the Soft Underbelly
April 2 – May 1, 2022

Opening Reception Saturday, April 2, 1-6 pm

Ortega y Gasset Projects is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition Swallowed Into the Soft Underbelly, an immersive installation by artists Kat Ryals and Kate Stone exploring the psychology of the interior spaces we inhabit. Opening April 2, 2022, and running through May 1, 2022, the exhibition features new sculptural and image-based work that considers how human life is inadvertently indexed in spaces through accumulation, intervention, and evolution over time.

Kat Ryals’ custom plush rugs—designed by assembling and photographing both organic and manufactured detritus—will be installed in conversation with Kate Stone’s animations and photographs of the interior spaces of meticulously crafted miniature sets, as well as Stone’s carpet sculptures. These fantasy worlds collide to reveal the ‘muck’ that underlies the veneer of each.

“By pairing these two exceptional bodies of work,” says curators Clare Britt and Tiffany Smith, “we meld Ryals’ fascination with the decorative exterior surface of the consumer world with the intimate, interior domestic world at the core of Stone’s, highlighting how each artist’s work distorts perceptions of authenticity vs. artificiality, luxury vs. austerity, and the transition from pre-consumer to post-consumer in furniture, decor, and design.”

ORTEGA Y GASSET PROJECTS
363 3RD AVENUE
BROOKLYN NY 11215
GALLERY HOURS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 1PM–6PM

Kate Stone, Dust Bunnies and Mineral Patience, 2020, carpet, wool, wire, wood, 6’6” x 8’ x 5’3″

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