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Opening: Wednesday. July 31, 6-8 PM

Out of the Cave

Khatia Esartia

July 31 - September 7, 2019

Art is art is art and it is for Sale.

Marisa Newman Projects is happy to present Out of the Cave, a site-specific installation by Khatia Esartia. In her second solo exhibition with Marisa Newman Projects, Esartia continues to build on the schematic she developed during her work abroad, as a visiting professor at VA[A]DS (Visual Arts, Architecture and Design School) at Free University, Tbilisi, Georgia. Esartia constructs the installation using soft plastic tubes (typically used for hiding wires), black elastic bands (the kind used for undergarments), and somewhat lewd drawings/writings (for covering those cracks and holes in the walls).

Everything is for sale, with the prices as arbitrary as the artist decides.

Esartia works and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Out of the Cave is her second solo exhibition with Marisa Newman Projects, after Ich habe meinen Regenschirm vergessen (I have forgotten my umbrella), in 2018. Esartia received an MA from Christie’s Education, New York, in 2013, and a BFA from SAIC (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) in 2001. In 2019, Esartia was a visiting professor at VA[A]DS at Free University of Tbilisi, Georgia. That same year, she completed a residency program with Ria Keburia Foundation, Kachreti, Georgia, and participated in Oxygen_Tbilisi No Fair, with an interactive sculptural installation titled A.I.T.Y.H.A.S.I.T.O. (Anger Implies That You Have A Stake In The Outcome), which was performed by her students from VA[A]DS. Right before taking the teaching position in Tbilisi, Esartia partook in a group show, Paper Chase, at Marisa Newman Projects, where she presented her watercolor works on paper. Since 2017, she has been involved in an ongoing project Mémoires d'éléphants, with Jean-Paul Sidolle, Nantes, France. In 2016, her work was included in a group show Paper Plains, at Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin, Germany. Esartia has participated in group exhibitions, 2015, Forget Me Nots, Bunker, Brooklyn, NY, 2014, Line of Sight, Gallery MC, New York, NY, 2013, Reaching U, New York Palace Hotel, NY and Hort Foundation Auction, New York NY, 2009, Re-Fashion: plastic bag, Em & Co, Los Angeles, CA. 2005, No Speed Bumps! No Seat Belts!, ADM Projects, Santa Monica, CA and 2002 RE: CONTEXT, Chicago, IL.