Deya Ramsden and Colin Langenus "The Outdoors Upstairs"

Mountain Fold Gallery

poster for Deya Ramsden and Colin Langenus "The Outdoors Upstairs"

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Mountain Fold announces the opening of "the outdoors upstairs," an exhibition of new work by Deya Ramsden and Colin Langenus. The artists transform the gallery into a microworld, an ecosystem of recycled objects, industrial and kitchen scraps, natural fibers, and plants, that relate patterns of life and living.

Ramsden derives inspiration from her daily work outside, close to the ground and surrounded by nature. Her art plays with dichotomies of order and wilderness, symmetry and asymmetry, groundedness and fantasy. Langenus makes noisy art, art that takes pleasure in alternating moments of frenzy and control. Both envision the potential for cast-offs and debris to become alive, when rearticulated within fresh contexts.

Working with found materials ranging from garlic skins to record covers, the artists offer different niches for the viewer to get lost in. A cloth quilt sculpture, which Ramsden developed out of braided fabrics and flat, intertwined, stuffed creatures, hangs in the center of the gallery. Behind this stands a wood and metal window piece, constructed by Langenus, that seems a skeleton in conversation with Ramsden's brighter, softer structure; the view of upper Manhattan lies beyond. The two sculptures are lenses through which to perceive the world both outside and inside, but also discrete pieces that reflect the artists' diversely informed approaches to art making, and their revelry in creating.
Ramsden and Langenus create monuments to things less tangible, from souvenirs left by those friendships, experiences, music makings, and organic chaos. "the outdoors upstairs" brings the artists' Greenpoint life of skyscrapers seen through the roof garden, of collective living, of making new meaning out of discards, to Union Square.



from July 22, 2010 to August 14, 2010

Opening Reception on 2010-07-22 from 19:00 to 21:00

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