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The View From the Gorge at Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York 

Tiger Strikes Asteroid
Brooklyn, NY

January 3 – February 9, 2020

The following text was written by Julie Leidner for the exhibit View From The Gorge at Tiger Strikes Asteroid NY in 2020:

The View From The Gorge is a group show curated by Sheherazade (Louisville, KY) at Tiger Strikes Asteroid NY. The exhibition features new and recent work by artists in Louisville, Kentucky and Brooklyn, New York. The portals, panes, and frames in these artists’ works become meditations on looking and wanting.

Christina Graham’s sensual paintings of windows impart a sense of touch, but with curtains and blinds disrupting our full access. Christine Rebhuhn’s non-functional table forms suggest a collapsed meeting place. The see-through panels of her sculptures open up in acts of hushed exhibitionism for potential occupants of the room. Interior and exterior architectural forms take on anthropomorphic qualities most explicitly in Joel McDonald’s church figure, which sits expectantly atop a handmade quilt. This quilt is a variation of the traditional “flying geese” pattern quilt, but its arrows have become pointedly sexual.

The sense of distance and a desire in The View From the Gorge refers to the chasm that exists culturally and geographically between Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York and Sheherazade—the curatorial space in Louisville which is being teleported to Brooklyn for this exhibition. The visual geometry in all three artists’ works stands in for the 16-panel glass garage door of Sheherazade, which frames the all of that gallery’s exhibitions in its native Louisville space. Taken all together, the grids found in the exhibition represent ideas of voyeurism and the framing of disparate worlds. The View From the Gorge wishes you were here.

The View From the Gorge is part of #ArtistRun2020, a year-long exploration of artist-run spaces organized by Tiger Strikes Asteroid and Trestle Gallery.

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