Angel Orensanz descends into The Abyss


The Abyss

The first of three “Features” by Angel Orensanz .  The Abyss features Angel’s interpretations of the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico – make sure to check out our Facebook, Twitter and Website for more information on events and happenings at the Orensanz Foundation.  You can find the press release and the video for the event below!

Artist Angel Orensanz created the sculpture project, “Angel Orensanz Descends Into The Abyss” in response to the oil spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico. Creating groundbreaking compositions while submerged in water, Orensanz uses his artistic vision to comment on the tragic environmental crisis in the Gulf.  Angel evokes profound emotions with his artistry, contributing his unique perspective as part of the global reaction to the narrative of institutional irresponsibility, preventable environmental degradation, and the helplessness of the common citizen. Where words may fail, Orensanz’s art transcends.

The deterioration of the marine environment is everywhere. The US’ Gulf seaboard is not littered by the harmless debris of the Greek, Roman, and Arab seafaring and tourist ocean liners but instead by eleven thousand deep-sea gas exploration towers. Angel Orensanz is back now in New York with his findings. Beginning August 9th, two large galleries of the Angel Orensanz Foundation in Lower Manhattan will display a frightening, underwater universe of decay and displacement. Nobody knew that down there, the mind and the environment float together, distorted and disembodied. Every shoreline borders and harbors an entrance to hell. Orensanz is not Albert Camus musing about a stifling death but Freud and Nietzsche exploring the Apocalypse.

The dedicated staff of the Angel Orensanz Foundation has processed the material for display in two rooms. A catalogue book will accompany the exhibition and a future symposium by artists and art writers will discuss the show.

The installation “Angel Orensanz Descends Into the Abyss” will be presented for the public at the Angel Orensanz Foundation using photographs, video, text, and music. The exhibition starts August 9th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, and continues weekdays, 11 AM to 5 PM through November 9th. For more information contact Frank Gerard Godlewski – Curator, email, cell 973-735-8910


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