Ortega y Gasset Projects (OyG)

Brooklyn, United States of America

363 3rd Ave, Ground Floor
Old American Can Factory
11215 Brooklyn
Brooklyn, United States of America


What is pleasure in the face of the disasters we're facing today? The works in Pleasure Tense activate the haptic sensuality of touch, while wrestling with the intensity, terror and tension that surrounds us right now everywhere we look. Punning on the double meaning of "tense" as in verb tense and tense as in becoming stretched tight or rigid due to anxiety or nervousness, OyG Projects culls together a show of painting, drawing, video, textiles and sculptural works to highlight these contradictions. Pleasure Tense presents artworks by Cameron Granger, Eric Hibit, Anastasia Komar, Leeza Meksin, Padma Rajendran, Adam Liam Rose, Winnie Sidharta, Kate Stone, Lauren Whearty.

Leeza Meksin, ‘Split’, Sun-bleached neoprene and oil paint on stretched canvas, 2019-21, Photo: Alan Geho
Anastasia Komar and Kate Stone, ‘Cleanroom’, 4k stop-motion and hand-drawn animation, 4min 21sec, Edition of 3, 2021
Padma Rajentran, Mountain Bed, Glaze on stoneware, 10 x 12 x .5 inches, 2021
Winnie Sidharta, ‘Seedbed’, watercolor and cellulose collage, 12 x 18 inches, 2021
Padma Rajentran, 3 o’clock Ripe, Dye and polyester silk 28 x 21 inches, 2021
Eric Hibit, ‘Purple Cloudy Oyster’, acrylic on panel, 20 x 16 inches, 2018