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The Whole Thing

The IMA Blog team welcomes New York-based artist Orly Genger as a guest blogger.  We asked her to share some thoughts on her IMA exhibition, Whole.

I’m obsessed with making something that matters. I’m obsessed with working. And I believe that it is only through hard work that good work is made.

One of the most important things to me has always been to keep my hands moving, to keep making things. I worry about what I make and what it means after I make it.  I also used to think that talking about art, especially your own art, ruins it. That’s partly why I dropped out of art school. But I’ve softened on that in recent years, which is maybe a result of having gone to art school. I do talk here and there about my work and hope it won’t ruin anything, but instead reveal a bit about the way I’m thinking, at least in the moment.

Overhead shot of "Whole"

Overhead shot of "Whole"

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About Orly Genger

Job Title: Artist

Interests, favorite movies, favorite music, favorite foods, pets, and things you should know about me: Making things, eating, sleeping, skiing, playing, reading, writing, learning new things, taming wild animals, boxing, bad magazines, big dogs, unconditional love, leaders, freedom, impossible standards, repetition, extension chords, trampolines, internet, drama, mix tapes, one track minds, bricks, poets, bodybuilders, repetition, country music, miracles, hiking, pressing my luck, eating in the middle of the night, revealing ugly truths, cooking for people I love, public radio, long eye lashes, flirting with disaster, romantic fantasies, birthday cake, second guessing myself, staying up late, waking up early, swings, doing laundry, fighting bulls, summer, brevity, brevity.

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