ejecta projects

November 24, 2018 - February 16, 2019 
ART – N – STUFF: Personal Longings and Peculiar Pairings is a diverse exhibition of affordable works of art and objects for sale. Carefully curated tools, games, books, and domestic miscellany are things we at Ejects Projects use and find useful, or are simply beautiful. These curated retail items, in various ways, echo the theme, form, and narrative of the artworks.  Visitors are invited to consider design, creativity, and pleasure in all things.  Exhibiting artists include Stefan Poag, Simone Hooymans, Kyle Bauer, Jackie Milad, Anthony Cervino, Seth Goodman, Mitch Shiles, Judith de Haan, and Joy Drury Cox. 
Also 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.