ejecta projects

Behind glass doors and tucked into a corner, The Curious Cabinet at Ejecta Projects is an unevenly angled series of shelves, the last ghostly trace of a kitchen.  Constructed in the early nineteenth century, the Ejecta Projects building was once a modest residence before its latest iteration as an art gallery.  Perhaps the little cupboard long ago held functional tableware and personal mementos; it now houses diminutive works of art for inquisitive viewers. 
 
Installations in the Curious Cabinent tend to stay in place for six months or so.

November 2018 - April 2018

Now on display in the “Curious Cabinet” at Ejecta Projects is Mitch Shiles: FEAST. Shiles’s collection of ceramics, including mugs, plates, and salt-and-pepper shakers, suggest a mode of consumption marked by abundance and celebration – a feast.  The saturated glazes, robust geometries, and unexpected textures of his ceramics reiterate the sense of copiousness and plenitude implied by the title.  But, Shiles, in all of his work, is carefully attuned to the tenuous lines between form and function.  His playful and insightful approach to process challenges the seeming divide between usefulness and conceptualism in art. Born in Pennsylvania, Mitch Shiles is an artist who merges multiple media and often vacillates between utilitarian and experiential practices.  Trained as a ceramist, his processes bridge both computer aided methods and ancient craft techniques. Having exhibited bothnationally and internationally, his investigations involve remixing the aesthetics of current cultures and evincing experiences that often lie unseen.

Born in Pennsylvania, Mitch Shiles is an artist who merges multiple media and often vacillates between utilitarian and experiential practices.  Trained as a ceramist, his processes bridge both computer aided methods and ancient craft techniques. Having exhibited both nationally and internationally, his investigations involve remixing the aesthetics of current cultures and evincing experiences that often lie unseen.

http://www.rmshiles.com/

March - November, 2018

In the Palm of My Hand, the title of Ronald Gonzalez’s special collection of tiny figures on display in The Curious Cabinet at Ejecta Projects, describes the size of each sculpture in relation to the viewer’s own hand, one’s sense of touch, and a haptic urge to grasp.  Yet, what each miniature body holds in its “hands,” usually a seemingly sacred attribute, is inextricably connected to its unique character, particular mythology, and peculiar name.

Since the mid-1970s, sculptor Ronald Gonzalez has created elegiac sculptures and installations that are infused with macabre narrative, animistic pathos, and complicated nostalgia. Major museums and galleries nationally and internationally collect and exhibit the artist’s work, as Gonzalez prolifically and obsessively continues to make remarkable sculptures in his Binghamton, New York studio.