Code Switch - Ortega y Gasset Projects

Code Switch

Group show with Joeun Aatchim, Minhee Bae, Christy Chan, Alexis Granwell and Mark Martinez

On view: November 2 - Dec 10, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday Nov 2, 2017 7pm

Ortega y Gasset Projects  is pleased to announce Code Switch, Code Switching is a linguistic term, defined by one who can go back and forth between two languages.  In popular culture it has expanded to include social and identity based behaviors which may alter based on situational necessity, or proprietary cues.  Code Switch will be an exhibition of 5 artists: Joeun AatchimMinhee BeeChristy ChanAlexis Granwell, and Mark Martinez, who use this multiplicity in their own visual language is Co Curated by Lauren Whearty and Clare Britt. This invented language comes from working through and within a variety of combinations, which come together to form a new whole. The trained and intuitive ability to shift between language and culture is imperative to artworks which dig into complex subjects ranging from identity to intimacy, navigating our contemporary existence, power and politics.

 Mark Martinez, 2017,  Craving Inclusion Does Not Mean Sacrificing One’s Self,  48” x 32” acrylic and charcoal on t-shirt (from ongoing splayed t-shirt series)

Mark Martinez, 2017, Craving Inclusion Does Not Mean Sacrificing One’s Self, 48” x 32” acrylic and charcoal on t-shirt (from ongoing splayed t-shirt series)