Preserving a Find

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Preserving a Find

February 21, 2020 - March 28, 2020

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Featuring: Patrick Maguire, SaraNoa Mark, Mónica Palma, Liza Samuel, Dominic Terlizzi and Thaddeus Wolf

Co-curated by Megan Biddle and Adam Lovitz

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 12, 6-9PM

“Periodic events and periodic motion have long served as standards for units of time. Examples include the apparent motion of the sun across the sky, the phases of the moon, the swing of a pendulum, and the beat of a heart.” – Environmental Project Management: Principles, Methodology, and Processes By Ebenezer A. Sholarin and Joseph L. Awange

Tiger Strikes Asteroid Philadelphia is pleased to present Preserving A Find, a group exhibition featuring works by Patrick Maguire, SaraNoa Mark, Mónica Palma, Liza Samuel, Dominic Terlizzi and Thaddeus Wolf.

Co-curated by Megan Biddle and Adam Lovitz, this exhibition brings together artists who record terres- trial, personal, and cultural impulses. Concerned with both physical and psychological transformations, these artists utilize primal and bodily materials such as fire, bone, bread, tortilla, spit, and paint. Repeti- tive marks simultaneously recall ancient cave dwellers and speak to future time travelers. Each of the paintings, drawings and sculptures within Preserving A Find are like relics of the artist’s living, breathing moments.

In Patrick Maguire’s paintings, individual, repetitious touches of paint amass to form a psychological landscape. These works produce the sensation of levitating at the very threshold of a portal. Like pulling open a veil or peering through a window, Maguire beckons the viewer into the unknown with him. Maguire lives and works in Philadelphia

SaraNoa Mark’s drawing practice seeks to reflect the constant and invisible activity of time. With deftness and instinct, she excavates surfaces to evince humble and earnest stone tablets. In works that are both drawing and sculpture, Mark monumentalizes time like a primal language. While currently on Fulbright in Turkey, Mark lives and works in Chicago.

Through performative action and experimentation, Mónica Palma discovers mark translated through everyday experience and personal history. Her drawings are direct and these sheets of paper carry the residue of her process’s tender and severe treatment. Palma lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Liza Samuel, lives and works in Alpine, Texas and looks to the Earth for material impulse, sourcing natural foraged materials such as animal bones, clays, chlorophyll, and various minerals.

Thaddeus Wolfe explores form and color through his blown glass objects. His sculptures at once evoke rare minerals, relics, and the tactile experience of styrofoam. These qualities are transformed into the ancient material of glass, expected to withstand the test of time for thousands of years. Wolfe lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

On Wednesday, February 19th, Thaddeus Wolfe will present a lecture at 1:30PM, and a demo at 2:30PM, sponsored by the Laurie Wagman Visiting Artist Lecture Series in the Glass Program at Tyler School of Art and Architecture. This event is free and open to the public.


February 21, 2020
March 28, 2020
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