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A Suitcase (2.02 tonnes of CO2e)

Decemeber 22 - January 13, 2018



Birke Gorm---U,s---jute---2018

Irina Lotarevich Fish---pigmented polyester resin---2018

Marina Sula---Byproducts 01---cotton shirt---2018

Olivia Coeln---Italy---socks earth lime---2018

Lucia Elena Průša ---Euro Flower---brass cupro-nickel---2018

Parastu Gharabaghi---طلاق قو --wood brass---2018


Generating three centimeters of top soil takes 1,000 years so they went and dug the damn thing up. What kind of underground flower was this. Judging by the odour of rotting meat and sap, it had been hoping for a visit by a two-winged insect. Hah, what was that nickname they had given a cow again? Variety? The word that enhances and undermines human resilience at the same time. This was the fourth they’d found in one year, and, unable to determine its species, you could assume they’d be naming it Gully, as in: Splash, Sheet, Rill, and Gully.
We are pleased to present an exhibition of artists currently practicing in Vienna, Austria. All works have travelled to Egret Egress via luggage aboard a commercial flight, transported by a friend. Thank you, enjoy.
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Nicole Levaque

October 13 - November 3, 2018

Opening: October 13, 3-7pm

I have a mistrust of beauty, I think about window-shopping and gazes at an economy of ugliness.

I think about beauty being a weapon against nature, and if I want to be part of a world that enacts this. I find visual beauty in the sand blasted plastics on beaches and eroded Styrofoam chunks that litter our oceans through the repulsion of what they represent.


I feel defined by the scavenge and horde, the look and collect.


I collect and hoard to bring traces of these burdens to an audience through digital documentation and (basic) photo manipulation onto recognizable and usable surfaces. I am trying to find beauty through faking it- through the balance and contradiction of imposter syndrome versus amateurism. Of the handmade and the mass-produced.


I am seduced by minimalism, but my work cannot live in the slickness of the paired down, with many hands, with engagement, the tableaus are open to chaos, to change. Much of my practice is rooted in scavenging materials from salvage yards and the dumpsters outside of a home under renovation. There is little logic with what gets picked up and turned into material for molds, surfaces and assemblage, and what is left behind. I see surfaces standing in for reflective pools and things standing in for moments of grief. Formal abstraction is just as informative as the arrangement of knick-knacks in the living room.


Nicole Levaque is an emerging artist based out of Richmond Virginia where she is currently an MFA candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Sculpture and Extended Media Program.
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