OBLIQUE STRATEGIES  |  January 23 - February 22, 2013

Oblique Strategies is a set of cards created by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt first published in 1975. Each card contains a phrase or cryptic remark, which is meant to be used as a catalyst for generating or resolving work.

Artists were invited to make new works, or alter old works, by responding to a randomly assigned phrase taken from the deck of cards. The show considers the structuring of dilemmas as a tool of production and the many approaches it can generate: literal, metaphoric, ironic, critical, humorous, etc.

Participants included:
Charlotte Becket, Andy Cross, Sarah Bednareck, Michelle Hailey, Yael Hameiri, Linda Herritt, Rachel Higgins, Darren Jones, Sara Jones, Tom Kotik, Julie Langsam, David Lukowski, Christian Maychack, Pat McElnea, Dominic Nurre, Scott Penkava, Sarada Rauch, Carlos Rigau, Roger Sayre, Jennifer Schwarting, Anthony Titus, Ruslan Trusewych, Danny Wills

Curated by Emmy Mikelson

Peter Fingesten Gallery, Pace University, NYC

ArtInfo.com article 

 Charlotte Becket. "Something Very Small - the Center". Light, lens and motor. 

Charlotte Becket. "Something Very Small - the Center". Light, lens and motor. 

 David Lukowski. "Do Something Boring." Maglite flashlights and white bread.

David Lukowski. "Do Something Boring." Maglite flashlights and white bread.

 Jennifer Schwarting. "Make Something Implied More Definite (Reinforce, duplicate)." Collage

Jennifer Schwarting. "Make Something Implied More Definite (Reinforce, duplicate)." Collage

 Anthony Titus. "Voice Nagging Suspicions." Concrete and enamel on canvas.

Anthony Titus. "Voice Nagging Suspicions." Concrete and enamel on canvas.