Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Live from Mt Airy, It's Alexis Granwell!

A lovely write up of Tiger Strikes Asteroid member Alexis Granwell's show:

 "The latest show at the Mount Airy Contemporary Artists Space pairs the assemblages of Alexis Granwell with the paintings of Rick Lewis and proves (again) that contemporary art can pass muster anywhere, even in an 18th-century carriage house in bosky Mount Airy. Granwell's delicate interminglings of colorful cast-off bits of cardboard, leather, wood, wire, paint, and thread look like abstract paintings set loose from canvases. They're the descendants of works by artists like Judy Pfaff and Richard Tuttle, but with a whimsical architecture all their own."

From the Philadelphia Inquirer (click for full article).
The show is up for one more Saturday, don't miss it!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ryan McCarteny: see the man walking @ Tiger Strikes Asteroid

The current show at Tiger Strikes Asteroid features member artist Ryan McCartney's paintings on wood.
These works are fantastic in person because you are able to appreciate the texture and subtle surface variations in the paintings. The show comes down Sunday March 27th, but don't worry! We're open Saturdayand Sunday from 2-6, so come visit us.

Tiger Strikes Asteroid is located at 319 N. 11th Street in Philadelphia, on the fourth floor. 

Aleis Granwell at Mount Airy Contemporary

Alexis Granwell, Tiger Strikes Asteroid member, is part of a show on display currently at the Mount Airy Contemporary Artists Space. The show will be up until April 2nd. Granwell's works on display are a mix of three-dimensional assemblages and prints, "inspired by the cycle of decay and renewal in the urban landscape."

MACAS is located at 25 W. Mt Airy Ave, Phila PA 19119. The gallery is open Saturdays from 1-4, go check it out!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Clint Jukkala at Feature Inc, NYC

Clink Jukkala's site specific painting Oxbow is up at Feature Inc in New York City from now until April 10th.
This photo is of Jukkala's installation at Tiger Strikes Asteroid with Mia Rosenthal in June 2010.

Feature Inc is located at 131 Allen St, between Delancey and Rivington. It's open Wednesday through Saturday 12-6, and Sunday 1-6.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Jared Clark at Mulherin Pollard, Chelsea

Jared Clark's show "Orbital" is up now through March 26th (next Saturday) at Mulherin Pollard Gallery in Chelsea, NYC.
Clark, along with Jess Perlitz, was part of a show at Tiger Strikes Asteroid in November 2010.

From the essay for "Orbital", written by Andrew Kozlowski (read the entire thing here)

"Clark is adept at taking the theoretical concepts of modernism and minimalism and reapplying them to conditions that are not ideal. With a laboratory full of objects culled from thrift stores he sets about reconsidering modernist painting and minimalist sculpture. While Jared’s use of rescued objects may liken him to those artists classified as making found-art, it is his affinity for the flatness of painting that imbues his work with a sense of newness."

You can see Clark's "elegant mash-up of minimalism, action painting and pop art" at Mulherin Pollard Projects, 317 10th Ave (btwn 28th & 29th), open Wednesday to Sunday 11-6.