When Geometry Smiles

curated by Eric Hibit
March 3 - April 8, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday March,  3 2018

Geometry that is soft
Geometry that is sewn
Geometry that is squishy
Geometry that is off

Geometry that is permeable
Geometry that is wrapped
Geometry that is crooked
Geometry that is flat

Geometry that is colorful
Geometry that is gray
Geometry that is tender
Geometry that is gay


Ortega y Gasset Projects is pleased to announce When Geometry Smiles, a group exhibition curated by Eric Hibit. The opening reception is on Saturday March 3, 6-9pm, and runs until Sunday, April 8th.

When Geometry Smiles presents the work of 12 artists who use geometry as a structural aspect of their work, while simultaneously exploring how structure opens doors to play and cultivates emotional levity. Eschewing rigidity, the artists in When Geometry Smiles create work that is potentially smile-inducing for its liveliness and lightness. These artists explore geometry as an essential component in the quest for personal meaning via their choice of imagery, their tactile engagement with materials, or their painterly style. Many of the artists in the exhibition use fiber-based materials that, literally, soften geometry. This emphasis on painting “fabric” leads to new associations with the world of the home. The desire to fuse the comforting domestic with the impartiality of geometry raises new ideas about the artist’s sense of themselves, their surroundings, and the world.

When Geometry Smiles includes work by Samantha Bittman, Chris Bogia, Corydon CowansageLeah GuadagnoliCharlotte HallbergFawn KriegerKerry LawGary StephanAnne ThompsonNichole Van Beek, Paul Wackers, and B. Wurtz.

Eric Hibit is a visual artist based in New York. 
For more information please contact: erichibit@gmail.com