Mimi Oritsky “Crushing on the Quarry”

Amos Eno Gallery

poster for Mimi Oritsky “Crushing on the Quarry”
[Image: Mimi Oritsky "Stenton #1" graphite, charcoal, conte on paper, 28 x 28 in.]

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Amos Eno Gallery presents Crushing on the Quarry, an exhibition of new works on paper and canvas by Mimi Oritsky. Crushing on the Quarry features monochromatic works that employ her signature mark-making with a focus on observed detail.

Mimi Oritsky is fascinated with quarries and the process of excavation. The color changes produced by digging up dry rock and placing it elsewhere to be exposed to the elements inspire Oritsky to explore the structure of these changes. When turned away from the site for trespassing, the artist found an airplane instructor to fly her over each quarry to capture the process from above. This resulting aerial vision is evident in her current exhibition that translates the quarry into graphite, gouache and oil. Crushing on the Quarry portrays three sites named after Native American tribes: Nockamixon, Stenton and Gill located in what are now known as Montgomery and Bucks Counties of Pennsylvania.

Mimi Oritsky received an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts and a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Oritsky has Received Purchase Awards from the Reading Public Museum and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts/Arcadia University. She was awarded Residence Fellowships from the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation, the Millay Colony for the Arts and the Artists for Environment Foundation. Oritsky currently lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.



from November 01, 2018 to December 02, 2018

Opening Reception on 2018-11-02 from 19:00 to 21:00


Mimi Oritsky

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