November 7 – December 21, 2013

Marija & Petras Olšauskai at Art in General (NYC)

The Gardens are pleased to present the first of two presentations by Lithuanian artists Marija & Petras Olšauskai, on view in Art in General’s Musée Miniscule from November 7 – December 21, 2013. This marks the second exhibition in a yearlong curatorial residency with The Gardens.

The Gardens’ first exhibition in the Musée Miniscule, Antanas Gerlikas’s The Picnic, coalesced modernist imagination and dreams into the presumed form of a musical instrument. Invited to make the first contribution to the Musée, artists and siblings Marija & Petras fills the room with light. They created a show in disguise of a singular object, sent from Vilnius to New York. A gesture of transition, their first exhibition embodies past conversations and dreams, nods to their future exhibition, and embraces every second of the present.

Curated by Gerda Paliušytė and Inesa Pavlovskaitė

Marija Olšauskaitė (b. 1989) is an artist living and working in Vilnius, Lithuania. Olšauskaitė studied sculpture at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius. Recent exhibitions include: solo exhibition at Round Studio, Vilnius (2013); Auction, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (2012); solo exhibition at The Gardens, Vilnius (2012), Ornament, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius (2012).

Petras Olšauskas (b. 1987) is an artist living and working in Vilnius, Lithuania. Olšauskas studies sculpture at Vilnius Academy of Arts. Recent group shows: Anne, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (2013), Exhibition on Stage God from Machine, Vilnius (2013).

Art in General is a nonprofit organization that assists artists with the production and presentation of new work. Art in General was founded in 1981 and in its 30 years, the organization has emerged as one of New York City’s leading nonprofit arts organizations. Art in General fulfills its mission in a variety of ways, including the organization and presentation of exhibitions, hosting a national and international artist residency program, and through regular public programs and membership events.

Art in General, 79 Walker St., NYC.