ejecta projects

Ejecta Projects is proud to present Theta Resonance, an exhibition of recent abstract paintings and collages by Kate Stewart on view May 17 through June 8, 2019. Please join us for an opening reception on May 17, 5-7 pm.   We'll also be hosting a reception on First Friday, June 7, 5-8 pm with light refreshments.

Kate Stewart's works reflect the artist’s interest in meditation and diverse art practices, artists and materials. The title Theta Resonance refers to the theta state of the brain during meditation, REM sleep and hypnosis. Stewart draws parallels between her studio work and her meditation practice by describing synesthetic responses to thoughts and sounds through color, light, and space.

Kate Stewart has been a Professor of Art in the Department of Art + Design at West Chester University since 2006. She received an MFA from The University of Pennsylvania in 2003 and a BA from Dickinson College in 1998. She has had solo exhibitions at Vox Populi Gallery, Seraphin Gallery, Moore College of Art, P.S. 122 (NY), Drexel University, Gettysburg College, and The Art Institute of Philadelphia. She was a 2005 Fleisher Challenge Artist in Philadelphia and a finalist for the PEW grant for artists in 2008.  Stewart has been an artist in residence at Vermont Studio Center, 40th Street A.I.R. in Philadelphia and at the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation (forthcoming).

image: Mala Milagra, 2018, 40” x 30” (acrylic, ink, tempera, spray paint on panel)
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Also, now on display in the “Curious Cabinet” at Ejecta Projects is Mitch Shiles: FEAST. Shiles’s collection of ceramics, including mugs, plates, and salt-and-pepper shakers, suggest a mode of consumption marked by abundance and celebration – a feast.  The saturated glazes, robust geometries, and unexpected textures of his ceramics reiterate the sense of copiousness and plenitude implied by the title.  But, Shiles, in all of his work, is carefully attuned to the tenuous lines between form and function.  His playful and insightful approach to process challenges the seeming divide between usefulness and conceptualism in art. Born in Pennsylvania, Mitch Shiles is an artist who merges multiple media and often vacillates between utilitarian and experiential practices.  Trained as a ceramist, his processes bridge both computer aided methods and ancient craft techniques. Having exhibited bothnationally and internationally, his investigations involve remixing the aesthetics of current cultures and evincing experiences that often lie unseen.

Born in Pennsylvania, Mitch Shiles is an artist who merges multiple media and often vacillates between utilitarian and experiential practices.  Trained as a ceramist, his processes bridge both computer aided methods and ancient craft techniques. Having exhibited both nationally and internationally, his investigations involve remixing the aesthetics of current cultures and evincing experiences that often lie unseen.

http://www.rmshiles.com/