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BATHROOM/BATHHOUSE


  • MX gallery 169 Canal Street New York, NY, 10013 United States (map)

January 19 - February 10, 2016

     Mx Gallery is pleased to present a collaborative exhibition by Agata Ingarden and Irina Jasnowski Pascual. The installation divides the space into two rooms. The entryway is a is frame. In the space surrounding it, works expand and escape its primal forms. The augmented heat in the main gallery creates an atmosphere of evaporation and condensation. Caramel melts and drips onto the carpeted floor, clay dissolves in a warm tub, sculptures produce steam, images evaporate and condensate on the saran wrapped windows. Following the theme of changing states of matter, the two artists intervene with the space with transforming forms that distort the time around them. 

 

“A sump is a low space that collects undesirable liquids such as water or chemicals. One common example of a sump is the lowest point in a basement, into which flows water that seeps in from the outside. If this is a regular problem, a sump pump may be used. A sump pump moves said collected undesirable liquids from inside the sump basin to outside the house. A sump is an indoor underground bucket, and its pump an upside down syphon to keep it empty. The sump pump allows a basement dryness, and thus a carpet, a couch, an xbox. The sump pump is noticed only when it fails and the basement floods. The waiting room is the sump pump made flesh. A waiting room basement under 6 inches of water makes the ankles cold, but the heart growth wander.”     - R. Cullen


Agata Ingarden, born in Cracow, Poland in ’94, lives and works in Paris. Studies at Ecole National de Beaux Arts (atelier Michel François and Dominique Figarella, Bernard Pifaretti, Sylvie Fanchon) and currently at Cooper Union School of Art in New York. Selected past exhibits: A Thousand Friends (part 2), curated by Elisa Rigoulet, New Jörg, Vienna, AustriaIl s’est passé quelques choses, curated by Eloi Boucher, PPROMOTION, Paris, 

 

Irina Jasnowski Pascual lives and works in New York. She currently studies at The Cooper Union (BFA ’17). Selected past exhibits: JRR AND ROY curated by Hayley Martell at Signal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2016); 8:33 at 3434 Gallery with Autobody, Brooklyn, NY (2016); Outdoor Sunset at Sunset Drive Gallery, Miami, Florida (2015); Sublime at Autobody, Bellport, New York (2015)

Room 1#

Room 1#

Room 1#

Room 1#

Crabs in the Tank (1-4) Agata Ingarden fish tank, water, sancasted horseshoe crabs,aluminium, copper

Crabs in the Tank (1-4) Agata Ingarden

fish tank, water, sancasted horseshoe crabs,aluminium, copper

Crabs in the Tank (1-4) Agata Ingarden fish tank, water, sancasted horseshoe crabs,aluminium, copper

Crabs in the Tank (1-4) Agata Ingarden

fish tank, water, sancasted horseshoe crabs,aluminium, copper

Bent screw, Irina Jasnowski Pascual cast aluminum

Bent screw, Irina Jasnowski Pascual

cast aluminum

Concrete Chair (1,2) Agata Ingarden concrete, metal reinforcement

Concrete Chair (1,2) Agata Ingarden

concrete, metal reinforcement

Room 1 Wall 1.jpg
Doorstop Crab, Agata Ingarden sandcasted horseshoe crab, aluminium, copper

Doorstop Crab, Agata Ingarden

sandcasted horseshoe crab, aluminium, copper

Crab in the Sand, Agata Ingarden sandcasted horseshoe crab,aluminium, copper, sand casting sand

Crab in the Sand, Agata Ingarden

sandcasted horseshoe crab,aluminium, copper, sand casting sand

Fingers, Irina Jasnowski Pascual Ceramic

Fingers, Irina Jasnowski Pascual

Ceramic

Room 2#

Room 2#

Room 2 Back View.jpg
Room 2 open.jpg
Hallway 

Hallway 

Fog Box/Steam Machine cardboard, inkjet prints, wood, LED projector box, plastic container, finger flashlight, glove, wire, plastic bottle, water, heating element, extension cord

Fog Box/Steam Machine

cardboard, inkjet prints, wood, LED projector box, plastic container, finger flashlight, glove, wire, plastic bottle, water, heating element, extension cord

Hand Holds Glass, Irina Jasnowski Pascual Bronze, image transfer on glass, mirror spray

Hand Holds Glass, Irina Jasnowski Pascual

Bronze, image transfer on glass, mirror spray

Room 2#

Room 2#

Water Spill is Waterfall (window,) Irina Jasnowski Pascual Saran wrap, acrylic paint, mylar, image transferred on tape, window cleaner spray, LED light, 9v battery, earbud speaker, metal shelf leg

Water Spill is Waterfall (window,) Irina Jasnowski Pascual

Saran wrap, acrylic paint, mylar, image transferred on tape, window cleaner spray, LED light, 9v battery, earbud speaker, metal shelf leg

Hand Holds Mirror Spray, Irina Jasnowski Pascual Rustoleum Metallic spray paint can, resin, Rustoleum Mirror Finish spray paint can, mirror spray paint on window 

Hand Holds Mirror Spray, Irina Jasnowski Pascual

Rustoleum Metallic spray paint can, resin, Rustoleum Mirror Finish spray paint can, mirror spray paint on window 

Hand Holds Mirror Spray, Irina Jasnowski Pascual Rustoleum Metallic spray paint can, resin, Rustoleum Mirror Finish spray paint can, mirror spray paint on window 

Hand Holds Mirror Spray, Irina Jasnowski Pascual

Rustoleum Metallic spray paint can, resin, Rustoleum Mirror Finish spray paint can, mirror spray paint on window 

Bathtub, Irina Jasnowski Pascual clay, plastic container, spaghetti, ceramic, copper, warm water

Bathtub, Irina Jasnowski Pascual

clay, plastic container, spaghetti, ceramic, copper, warm water

Heat Pipe, Agata Ingarden steel, copper wire, caramel, carpet

Heat Pipe, Agata Ingarden

steel, copper wire, caramel, carpet

Heat Pipe, Agata Ingarden steel, copper wire, caramel, carpet

Heat Pipe, Agata Ingarden

steel, copper wire, caramel, carpet

Heat Pipe, Agata Ingarden steel, copper wire, caramel, carpet

Heat Pipe, Agata Ingarden

steel, copper wire, caramel, carpet

Heat Pipe, Agata Ingarden steel, copper wire, caramel, carpet

Heat Pipe, Agata Ingarden

steel, copper wire, caramel, carpet

Heat Pipe, Agata Ingarden steel, copper wire, caramel, carpet

Heat Pipe, Agata Ingarden

steel, copper wire, caramel, carpet

Heat Pipe, Agata Ingarden steel, copper wire, caramel, carpet

Heat Pipe, Agata Ingarden

steel, copper wire, caramel, carpet

Heat Pipe, Agata Ingarden steel, copper wire, caramel, carpet

Heat Pipe, Agata Ingarden

steel, copper wire, caramel, carpet

Heat Pipe, Agata Ingarden steel, copper wire, caramel, carpet

Heat Pipe, Agata Ingarden

steel, copper wire, caramel, carpet

Vacuum, Irina Jasnowski Pascual image transfer on carpet  

Vacuum, Irina Jasnowski Pascual

image transfer on carpet

 

Water Spill is Waterfall (floor,) Irina Jasnowski Pascual ceramic, tea bag, tea, Sinus Tea box

Water Spill is Waterfall (floor,) Irina Jasnowski Pascual

ceramic, tea bag, tea, Sinus Tea box

Later Event: April 30
Foods Swallowed