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‘Re-Creation’ is Theme of Ogilvy’s Inaugural Art Exhibition at The Chocolate Factory

Ogilvy & Mather will be hosting Re-Creation, the inaugural art exhibition at its new office space – The Chocolate Factory — featuring the work of 12 emerging artists who use reclaimed objects and materials to create unique forms of art.

Using its office space as an art gallery is a practice that Ogilvy carries over from its previous space in Worldwide Plaza where works of art hung on the walls of every floor and exhibits changed on a regular basis. The agency continues this tradition of supporting the art community in its new space on 636 11th Avenue which was designed to allow it to better accommodate art projects and showcase exhibits.

“We are a company of artists, writers, designers, craftsmen, and creative people. Everyone who works in this building is a creative person, by definition,” said Tham Khai Meng, Worldwide Creative Director. “Not only are we always looking for inspiration in this business, we derive the greatest of pleasures by simply looking at the art pieces or just being in their presence.”

Re-Creation features the work of 12 internationally acclaimed and emerging artists from Canada, Israel, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and the United States. All of the artists create paintings, objects and installations made of recycled manufactured materials that once had functional purpose in our daily lives.

The exhibition focuses on the internal dialogue between the artist and the medium in which their creation challenges their very existence — what we all perceive as “art”. The exhibition also examines the ways in which the artist recreates everyday objects and offers us a different point of view. We all look, assess and give meaning to tangible and intangible materials differently.

According to Jun Lee, Ogilvy New York’s Art Curator, each piece of work in Re-Creation was carefully selected to invoke some visceral response.

Re-Creation ( officially opens on Thursday January 28th from 5-8pm when all the featured artists, gallery representatives, Ogilvy staff, media and interested clients are invited to preview the show. The exhibit is on view until March 31, 2010. Doors are open to the viewing public, by appointment only, Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm by contacting Jun Lee [email protected].

The exhibition features works by local artists including Thomas Beale, Miriam Cabessa, Jordan Eagles, Luke DuBois and Mark Napier and internationally recognized artists Long Bin Chen, Midori Harima, Young Ho Ji, Yael Kanarek, HyunJu Park, Bjorn Schulke and Julie Tremblay.

Re-Creation is made possible by Bitforms Gallery, Gana Art Gallery, Causey Contemporary, Craig Scott Gallery, and Frederieke Taylor Gallery with additional support from private collectors who have generously consigned artwork from their collections.

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