Opening Saturday, April 22nd, from 1PM - 4PM
On view through Saturday, May 27th
April 22– May 27, 2017
Reception: Saturday, April 22, 1– 4pm (Artist Talk 2-3pm)
Tiger Strikes Asteroid Chicago is pleased to present The Most Beautifulest Thing In The World… featuring the work of Garry Noland.
This exhibition assembles works from Noland’s studio to explore the presence of edges or boundaries between mistakes to establish immediate contextual and formal relationships. By collaborating with his media in a push and pull process, he articulates the interstitial spaces between material abutments. These abutments are then allowed to mimic our interaction with art and each other. Noland’s work is steeped in the familiar while seeking to find the mundane in the grand and the grand in the mundane.
Also, with this second solo exhibition of 2017, Tiger Strikes Asteroid continues to set the groundwork for artists to act as an alternate model to established conventions, to expand artists’ roles beyond the solitary studio, and solidify a geographic relationship between West, East, and Midwest. This exhibition is curated by TSA Chicago member Esau McGhee.
Garry Noland, a native of South Dakota, earned a BA in Art History from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1978. He has exhibited projects at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas, the University of Northern Iowa, Haw Contemporary in Kansas City, MO, The Luminary in St. Louis, MO, and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE. Noland is included in The Viewing Program, The Drawing Center in Ney York and has been a Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Fellow, and the recipient of the ArtsKC Inspiration Grant. Noland has upcoming exhibitions at Artspace in Raleigh, NC and Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery in Van Nuys, CA.
Esau McGhee’s interdisciplinary artistic practice is a critique of image construction found in landscape. Utilizing photography, found objects, collage and sculpture the works physically embody conventional strategies of representation, class and race construction. After receiving an MFA from Northwestern University’s Department of Art Theory & Practice in 2013, Esau has gone on to be a HATCH resident at the Chicago Artists Coalition. He’s also turned out challenging exhibitions such as Economy of Movement at Harper College, Blackitolism at Sector 2337 in Chicago and 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s at Elastic Arts in Chicago. He has also exhibited in New York and Los Angeles. He currently works and lives in Chicago.
50% of all proceeds of the sale of work will be donated to the ACLU
Tiger Strikes Asteroid is a network of artist-run spaces with locations in Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Each space is independently operated and focuses on presenting a varied program of emerging and mid-career artists. Our goal is to collectively bring people together, expand connections and build community through artist-initiated exhibitions, projects, and curatorial opportunities. We seek to further empower the artist’s role beyond that of studio practitioner to include the roles of curator, critic, and community developer; and to act as an alternate model to the conventions of the current commercial art market.