Intimate Distorsions and Other Pop Culture Hacks by Aline Maggy Decat
Image Credit: Aline Maggy Decat. The Errand. 2015. Pencil and Paint on Paper, 11 x 16 inches.
The Espejo Organization for the Art and Rabbithole Projects are honored to present Cerberus, a one-night exhibition by Belgian artist Aline Maggy Decat. The work in this series is inspired by Decat’s twisted sense of hypersensitive perception, the massive influence of pop culture, and the permanent and sometimes senseless search for idols and identity of her generation.
Decat has worked as an illustration artist for almost 20 years, but also works with video, painting, and installation. In this exhibition, Decat aims to confuse the mind of the viewer and give them a feeling of vague familiarity, like they have seen something like this before but don't know when or how exactly. With this series of mixed media and drawings, the artist poses a series of questions to the viewer: Who is watching who? Is the art watching the viewer or the opposite? and What if you were actually watching yourself through these drawings? Through Decat’s art the viewer has the opportunity to watch themselves watching art that is watching them.
Presented by The Espejo Organization for the Arts, a Bushwick-based arts management organization committed to promote the artistic endeavors of mid-career and emerging international artists and creatives, this exhibition is part of a series of one night pop-up exhibitions and performances that aim to bring international art practices closer to the public.“Through these one-night shows we aim to offer an open and inviting platform where international artists and the public would meet. We want to create a more intimate relationship between the creator and the audience and invite them to participate and engage with contemporary art.” said Kika Espejo, founder and director of the the organization.
The Rabbithole Projects Gallery, an art space located on the waterfront of the Dumbo Arts District in Brooklyn, will host Decat’s Cerberus. “Our goal is to provide the space and community access for these talented artists to share their dreams, visions, and creations with inspired attendees. Decat’s exhibition will be an unforgettable night,” said Shawn Lyons, Owner of Rabbithole Projects. “As a contemporary art space we pride ourselves on exposing the work of diverse New-York based artists. We are incredibly excited to host such an intriguing artist.”