ejecta projects

Behind glass doors and tucked into a corner, The Curious Cabinet at Ejecta Projects is an unevenly angled series of shelves, the last ghostly trace of a kitchen.  Constructed in the early nineteenth century, the Ejecta Projects building was once a modest residence before its latest iteration as an art gallery.  Perhaps the little cupboard long ago held functional tableware and personal mementos; it now houses diminutive works of art for inquisitive viewers. 
 
Installations in the Curious Cabinent tend to stay in place for six months or so.

In the Palm of My Hand, the title of Ronald Gonzalez’s special collection of tiny figures on display in The Curious Cabinet at Ejecta Projects, describes the size of each sculpture in relation to the viewer’s own hand, one’s sense of touch, and a haptic urge to grasp.  Yet, what each miniature body holds in its “hands,” usually a seemingly sacred attribute, is inextricably connected to its unique character, particular mythology, and peculiar name.

Since the mid-1970s, sculptor Ronald Gonzalez has created elegiac sculptures and installations that are infused with macabre narrative, animistic pathos, and complicated nostalgia. Major museums and galleries nationally and internationally collect and exhibit the artist’s work, as Gonzalez prolifically and obsessively continues to make remarkable sculptures in his Binghamton, New York studio.