The View From the Gorge
January 3 2020 to February 9 2020
at Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York
The View From the Gorge is a show about the kind of pleasurable wanting that happens between remote spaces and things. The exhibition features new and recent work by three artists in Louisville, Kentucky and in Brooklyn, New York. Erotic pulses are felt in work by Joel McDonald (Louisville) and Christine Rebuhn (New York). McDonald’s handmade “sex quilt” and bed-ridden sculpture throb with urgency; Rebuhn’s domestic shapes suggest a silent occupant, their see-through parts opening up in an act of hushed exhibitionism.
The remoteness between the objects and subjects in The View From the Gorge also suggests the space that exists culturally and geographically between Tiger Strikes Asteroid and Sheherazade, which is being teleported to Brooklyn from Louisville. The visual geometry of repeated frames that exists in all three artists’ works stands in for the 16-panel glass frames of the Sheherazade garage door, which frames the all of that gallery’s exhibitions in its native space. Taken all together, the grids found in the exhibition represent ideas of voyeurism and distance; the framing of private worlds with the intent to leer, peer, or show. The View From the Gorge wishes you were here.
This project is part of #ArtistRun2020, a year-long exploration of artist-run projects throughout the country organized by Trestle Gallery and Tiger Strikes Asteroid. We are thrilled to be one of 11 artist-run projects invited to curate exhibitions at these organizations’ various locations with the intention of building relationships and expanding our collective networks. “From mobile platforms focusing on pop-up exhibitions, to projects in artists’ homes, to full-blown commercial galleries, artist-run spaces are an integral part of the art world, often providing artists with their first major exhibitions as well as providing a space for artists to meet and share their work. We view these exhibitions as a way of collapsing the geographic space between all of our projects so that the relationships that are built and sustained through Artist-Run 2020 will in turn become a way for us to collectively create space for others.” - Trestle Gallery and Tiger Strikes Asteroid.