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Cristin Tierney Gallery

Inside Baseball

  • Melanie Baker,
  • Joe Fig,
  • Neil Goldberg,
  • MK Guth,
  • Malia Jensen,
  • John Wood and Paul Harrison
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    Neil Goldberg, Drag Queen Studio Visits: Jackie Beat, 2011

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Current Exhibitions at Cristin Tierney Gallery


Contemplation

  • Joe Fig,
  • Opens: Sep. 01, 2020
  • Closes: Oct. 17, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The First 30 Years Viewing Room

  • John Wood and Paul Harrison
  • Opens: Jun. 15, 2020
  • Closes: Aug. 23, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Black/Red/Ribbon

  • Tim Youd,
  • Opens: Mar. 06, 2020
  • Closes: Apr. 18, 2020
  • Reception: Mar. 06, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Optimates

  • Melanie Baker,
  • Opens: Jan. 10, 2020
  • Closes: Feb. 22, 2020
  • Reception: Jan. 10, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Space Film

  • T Kelly Mason,
  • Opens: Nov. 01, 2019
  • Closes: Dec. 14, 2019
  • Reception: Nov. 01, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Menu

  • MK Guth,
  • Opens: Sep. 13, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 26, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 13, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Inside Baseball

  • Melanie Baker,
  • Joe Fig,
  • Neil Goldberg,
  • MK Guth,
  • Malia Jensen,
  • John Wood and Paul Harrison
  • Opens: Apr. 26, 2019
  • Closes: Jun. 01, 2019
  • Reception: Apr. 25, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

VOTE IN THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS

  • Neil Goldberg,
  • Opens: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 15, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Under Construction: Photography, Video, and the (Re)presentation of Identity

  • Janet Biggs,
  • Victor Burgin,
  • Peter Campus,
  • Neil Goldberg,
  • Malia Jensen,
  • Anselm Kiefer,
  • Martha Rosler,
  • Cindy Sherman,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 17, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Out West (Back East)

  • Malia Jensen,
  • Opens: Jun. 07, 2018
  • Closes: Jul. 20, 2018
  • Reception: Jun. 07, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Curvilinear

  • Lorser Feitelson,
  • Opens: Apr. 24, 2018
  • Closes: May. 25, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Hard Edges

  • Lorser Feitelson,
  • Elise Ferguson,
  • Alois Kronschlaeger,
  • Opens: Mar. 01, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 07, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

"Inhibited Bites" Performance

  • Neil Goldberg,
  • Opens: Jan. 14, 2018
  • Closes: Jan. 14, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

pause

  • Peter Campus,
  • Opens: Jan. 11, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 17, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 11, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Sign of Abandonment

  • Jorge Tacla,
  • Opens: Nov. 02, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 16, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 02, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Classic Attitude

  • Helen Lundeberg,
  • Opens: Nov. 03, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 17, 2016
  • Reception: Nov. 03, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Ecstatic Reading

  • Tim Youd,
  • Opens: Jul. 13, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 18, 2017
  • Reception: Jul. 13, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Inside the Artist's Studio

  • Joe Fig,
  • Opens: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 24, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: 32

Slow Boom

  • Richard Galpin,
  • Opens: Oct. 29, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 12, 2015
  • Reception: Oct. 29, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Slideshow

  • Francisco Ugarte,
  • Opens: Jul. 07, 2016
  • Closes: Aug. 19, 2016
  • Reception: Jul. 07, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Surface Tension

  • Jean Shin,
  • Opens: Feb. 25, 2016
  • Closes: Apr. 02, 2016
  • Reception: Feb. 25, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

within touching distance

  • Janet Biggs,
  • Opens: Jan. 07, 2016
  • Closes: Feb. 20, 2016
  • Reception: Jan. 07, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Do Androids See Electric Paintings?

  • Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins,
  • Opens: May. 06, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 11, 2016
  • Reception: May. 06, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Tracks, Symptoms, and Designations: Art and the Index

  • Jennifer Marman,
  • Daniel Borins,
  • David Ellis,
  • Roberto Lange,
  • Ana Mendieta,
  • Juan Muñoz,
  • Gabriel Orozco,
  • Jean Shin,
  • Opens: Apr. 06, 2016
  • Closes: Apr. 30, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Shout, Recount, Get Drunk

  • MK Guth,
  • Opens: Jun. 21, 2016
  • Closes: Jul. 01, 2016
  • Reception: Jun. 21, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Midwest

  • Victor Burgin,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 22, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Three Lines, One Square

  • Francisco Ugarte,
  • Opens: Jun. 01, 2017
  • Closes: Jul. 08, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 01, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

peter campus, circa 1987

  • Peter Campus,
  • Opens: Jan. 19, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 04, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 19, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Indirect Representations

  • Joe Fig,
  • Janet Biggs,
  • Ellen Carey,
  • Adam Cvijanovic,
  • Kate Gilmore,
  • Neil Goldberg,
  • Nina Katchadourian,
  • Byron Kim,
  • Ryan McGinness,
  • Danica Phelps,
  • Tim Youd,
  • Opens: Mar. 16, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 15, 2017
  • Reception: Mar. 16, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Endurance

  • Janet Biggs,
  • Regina José Galindo,
  • Opens: Apr. 27, 2017
  • Closes: May. 27, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 27, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Work

  • Alois Kronschlaeger,
  • Opens: Sep. 14, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 28, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 14, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Apr 26 - Jun 01, 2019

  • Reception: Apr 25, 6 - 8pm
  • Book Signing: May 21, 7 - 8pm
  • Neil Goldberg, Esopus publisher Tod Lippe, and critic Brian Boucher will address the evolving landscape of arts journalism and publishing in a discussion hosted by Cristin Tierney. The consolidation of the art world has led to significant changes for independent writers, artists, dealers, and publishers, including Esopus, who is releasing Goldberg's forthcoming book Other People's Prescriptions. What this means for those players, and for the art world at large, will be dissected in this panel. RSVP required.

Where

Cristin Tierney Gallery

  • 219 Bowery, Floor 2, New York NY 10002 Map
  • 212.594.0550

About

Cristin Tierney Gallery is pleased to present Inside Baseball, a group exhibition examining the ways artists employ humor in thinking critically about the art world. Participating artists include Melanie Baker, Joe Fig, Neil Goldberg, MK Guth, Malia Jensen, and Wood and Harrison. Inside Baseball opens with a reception on Thursday, April 25th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and several of the artists will be present. Inside Baseball closes on Saturday, June 1st. This is the second exhibition in the gallery’s Lower East Side location.

The term “inside baseball” is commonly used in the United States to refer to specialized knowledge appreciated by a small group of insiders. Inside baseball within the artistic community might include a highly-specific vocabulary such as “artspeak,” or a set of somewhat obscure, embedded meanings such as the symbolic value of a still life. This exhibition, featuring video, sculpture, and painting, closely examines these customs, asking why and how they are normalized.

The studio visit is an art world activity with precise rules of engagement. Traditionally it is an important site of exchange, one in which the artist and visitor learn about each other’s interests and hope to make further connections or find projects on which they can collaborate. Sometimes thoughtful or jovial, but other times dreadful and anxiety-ridden, this codified mode of exchange is the focus of Neil Goldberg’s Drag Queen Studio Visits. In this video, the artist meets with Jackie Beat, a well-known drag queen, to discuss his work entitled My Father Breathing Into a Mirror. Their exchange is informal but enlightening, refreshingly frank, and it reinforces for the viewer just how delicate a dance studio conversations can be. Goldberg states: “Drag queens raise criticism, critique—‘reading’—to an art form.”

Joe Fig’s painting The Salon of Newcomers, 1868, tackles the convention of artist portraiture, and by extension the personas that artists are expected to present. Whether a stern intellectual or a freewheeling and hard-partying wild child, artists are often subject to stereotypes. Fig’s painting, which mimics The Band’s eponymous album cover, presents a group of young stylish men gazing intently. The restricted palette emphasizes their gravity, while their poses express a quiet confidence. Underscoring the role that artists’ personas play in the interpretation of their work, Fig’s choice of subjects is significant. Represented are not contemporary hipsters, but some of modern art’s original rebels: Frédéric Bazille, Camille Pissarro, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Édouard Manet, and Edgar Degas.

Other works in the exhibition ask visitors to look closer at the art being displayed. Malia Jensen’s soda-fired sculpture Fruit and Nuts presents a still life, a genre of art prized for its celebration of the pleasure as well as the fragility of life. Historically, platters of ripe fruit were deployed in paintings to remind the viewer that all life will fade, but virtuous behavior holds the key to eternal rewards. Keen observers of Jensen’s work will note that some of the pieces of fruit are more suggestive than others, morphing into erotic organs or hints thereof. It is a clear, but also tongue-in-cheek, nod to the still life’s usual moralistic tone.

MK Guth’s editioned book, Choreography for Looking at Art, provides instructions to visitors on how to do precisely that: view the artworks. The text asks viewers to select works they do and do not like, and ask themselves why. In an era when it is common to view art through a screen, scrolling past hundreds or thousands of images at a rapid pace, the invitation to slow down and consider an object feels novel. It’s also a subtle acknowledgment by the artist that much of the work she creates ultimately receives little more than a glance—and she’s in on the joke. Guth’s work drolly concludes: “When satisfied / Exit the room.”

Inside Baseball invites visitors to challenge their ideas of how art is packaged and presented. In an industry that is stereotypically serious, these artists’ wry and ironic observations put laughter and self-reflection hand in hand.

For more information, please contact Candace Moeller at +1.212.594.0550 or candace@cristintierney.com.


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