Rose Nestler/Strange Business

Rose Nestler / Strange Business

Curated by Catherine Haggarty and Zahar Vaks
January 6th – February 11th, 2018
Opening Reception: January 6th, 6-9pm


Q+A with Rose Nestler:
Sunday, February 4th, 2pm

Ortega y Gasset Projects is pleased to announce the first New York solo exhibition by multi-disciplinary artist Rose Nestler, opening on Saturday, January 6th from 6 to 9pm. Strange Business brings together video, free-standing sculpture and wall pieces that focus on Nestler’s interest in simultaneously creating tension and humility between bodily and physical space. Nestler’s free-standing sculptures are totemic, soft, and somehow also humorous. Melding ideas of gender, play, and monuments, these sculptures stand taller than most of us in the gallery space and remind us of our mobility in their stoic state.

Nestler’s video work brings her sculptures to life in unusual ways. There is an uncanny and eerie quality to the videos Nestler creates which are informed by her psychological interest in objects taking on sexual and asexual overtones. We are confronted with her sculptures moving in real space, and are forced to
re-evaluate how our own bodies take up space.

Rose Nestler, b. 1983 in Spokane WA, lives and works in Brooklyn NY. She received her MFA from CUNY Brooklyn College in 2017. Her work has been featured in group shows at Crush Curatorial, Couples Counseling, Bruce High Quality Foundation and NARS Foundation. Nestler has been an artist in residence at Byrdcliffe, NARS Foundation, and Chashama.

Also opening in The Skirt on Jan 6 is Saxon Corner, Jim Osman.