Since our earliest days together – over twenty years ago – when we were very young and finances were meager, Shannon and I prioritized art. We wanted art to be central to our jobs and in our home. We prized the art that was given to us through trades or gifts from other artists or purchased at prices we could (barely) afford. These days, with the gallery and our home closed to friends and neighbors, we are sharing a selection of artworks from our personal collection. This exhibition isn’t an inventory of everything we own, but rather a composed glimpse of how part of our collection came to be. (All of these works were acquired before we started the gallery.) Of course, during these months when all our work and social time has been mediated through screens, we’re comforted by this more tangible connection to art and artists we admire.
We are keeping our doors closed to the public for now, but stay tuned for posts about individual works by Ane Hjort Guttu, David Byrne, Laura Dyer, Rachel Eng, Judith de Han, Susan Page, Amer Kobaslija, Peter Ferguson, Ward Davenny, Ronald Gonzalez, Els Geelen, Amy June Bates, Jack Wilgus, Simone Hooymans, Chloe (Watson) Irla, Mathias Sias, Wim van den Toorn, Paul Shortt, Tom Sachs, Sue Coe, Rob Nielson, Knud Knudsen, James Krabiel, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Jim Roslof, Lucy H. West, Caroline Savage, Lauren Frances Adams, Betty Woodman and Wade Folger MacDonald.
This collection not just reflects our individual taste, but also continues to inform and inspire the mission of Ejecta Projects – to nurture a curatorial practice that is reflective of our relationships, our professions, and our pleasures. We hope that if you also feel a similar joy in your own art collection, share your photos and tag them #ejectacollects. And, when Ejecta Projects eventually reopens, we’re happy to help you bring new artworks into your home.
Anthony Cervino & Shannon Egan @ Ejecta Projects