Curated by Eleanna Anagnos
January 6 - April 8, 2018
Saturday, January 6, 6-9pm
The Skirt at Ortega y Gasset Projects is pleased to announce Saxon Corner, a site specific installation by Jim Osman. Using pigmented plaster, Osman creates Wall drawings that compress different kinds of space. The vessels that give these spaces form can be clear and tangible like architecture and furniture or symbolic like a flag or just formal -- a color. Combining these forms makes for odd, unthought-of arrangements that once started must be reconciled formally, all the while staying true to a notion of space that is convoluted, dense, and opaque yet somehow understood.
Jim Osman was born in New York City. He received his BA & MFA from Queens College (CUNY) in Flushing, NY where he studied with Tom Doyle, Mary Miss and Lawrence Fane. He has had solo exhibitions at Lesley Heller Workspace, Long Island University’s Kumbal Gallery and Dartmouth College. His work has been included in group shows at the Brooklyn Museum, Transmitter Gallery and University of Texas at San Antonio. Osman’s public sculptures have been shown at PULSE Miami, FL; Art Hamptons, NY; Sculpture Mile in Madison, CT. He received a NYFA Artist Fellowship in Craft/Sculpture in 2017. Mr.Osman teaches courses in three-dimensional design, sculpture and public art classes at Parsons School of Design. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.