Exhibition

Polly Shindler: Retreat

29 Jul 2017 – 27 Aug 2017

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Monday
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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
13:00 – 18:00
by appointment
Sunday
13:00 – 18:00
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Ortega y Gasset Projects

New York
New York, United States

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Ortega y Gasset Projects is pleased to announce Retreat, a solo exhibition by Polly Shindler that explores themes of isolation, identity and connection – both physical and psychological – through intimate portrayals of recognizable spaces.

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Retreat is Shindler’s first solo exhibition in New York.

“You want your art to reflect something about you, whether it’s your desire, or maybe it’s your current situation. I came back to Connecticut and I was alone. I was forced to be alone, but I also felt like I had to be alone. Did I make this choice? Or did it happen to me? Am I alone in this room or am I alone in the world?

There were days when I didn’t see anyone and these works became fantasies. If I could design my home, these are elements of a place that I would like to hang out in. They’re peaceful…they’re retreats in both senses of the word: it’s like running away, but also finding a safe place, finding YOUR space. And some of it can be a little scary.

You feel so invisible when people don’t know where you are. Maybe it’s just me but I feel like if people don’t know where I am I don’t exist.”

Exhibiting artists

Polly Shindler

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