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Cristin Tierney Gallery

Nearer Nature

  • Malia Jensen
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    Malia Jensen, Nearer Nature: Worth Your Salt, 2020

Press for Nearer Nature

Current Exhibitions at Cristin Tierney Gallery


Slightly Surreal Suburbia

  • Joan Linder,
  • Maureen O'Leary,
  • Opens: Jun. 18, 2021
  • Closes: Aug. 06, 2021
  • Reception: Jun. 18, 2021
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Kind of Blue

  • Alois Kronschlaeger,
  • Opens: May. 21, 2021
  • Closes: Jun. 30, 2021
  • Reception: May. 21, 2021
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Bored

  • John Wood and Paul Harrison,
  • Opens: Apr. 16, 2021
  • Closes: Jun. 12, 2021
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Nearer Nature

  • Malia Jensen
  • Opens: Feb. 05, 2021
  • Closes: Apr. 03, 2021
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Young Oaks

  • Victor Burgin,
  • Opens: Nov. 13, 2020
  • Closes: Dec. 19, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

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

Feb 05 - Apr 03, 2021


Where

Cristin Tierney Gallery

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

About

Cristin Tierney Gallery is pleased to present Nearer Nature, an exhibition of new video and sculptures by Malia Jensen. Nearer Nature opens Friday, February 5th, and continues through April 3rd. This will be the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery.

Jensen’s video and sculptures are part of her larger Nearer Nature project, which she began in 2019 with the support of the Creative Heights Initiative of the Oregon Community Foundation. Interested in cultivating a project that would enable her to explore our complex relationships with the natural world, Jensen carved six sculptures from livestock salt licks and installed them in wild places across the state of Oregon. Over a year, eighteen motion-triggered cameras monitored the sculptures and the surrounding landscape, recording not only wildlife but also the dissolution of the carved salt sculptures and the changing seasons.

As the surveillance concluded at each location, Jensen collected the deteriorated sculptures from their various sites, embracing the collaborative efforts of the animals and the corrosive effects of weather. Working with master craftsman Michael Endo and the Yucca Valley Material Lab, Jensen then created an edition of the sculptures in kiln-cast glass.

The results are a six-hour video entitled Worth Your Salt and several glass sculptures, all featured in Jensen’s exhibition. Made up of thousands of 30-second clips captured by Jensen’s trail cameras, Worth Your Salt features four channels on each monitor, replicating the grid of closed-circuit surveillance videos. The sculptures show the effects of the outdoors on their surface but also shadow their original designs, which represented different parts of the body: a Brancusi-esque head, a breast, two hands, a stack of doughnuts (the stomach), and a foot.

Jensen’s work gives us a window into the ordinary life of the natural world. Patterns emerge: changing light, growing antlers, pairings, births, behaviors shifting with the seasons. The mundane becomes beautiful, underscoring our interdependence with the ecosystem and the myriad ways we walk on shared ground.

Malia Jensen’s (b. 1966, Honolulu, HI) diverse studio practice is informed by an interest in natural cycles and the fragility of the constructed systems we use to navigate the world. Her work has been exhibited at The Schneider Museum of Art, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Tacoma Art Museum, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Holter Museum of Art, Portland Art Museum, and Mesa Arts Center. She has been an Artist in Residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Ucross Foundation, Headlands Center for the Arts, and the Portland Garment Factory; and a visiting artist and speaker at Whitman College, Southern Oregon University, Pacific Northwest College of Art, and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has completed several public commissions in the Northwestern United States, and her work is held in numerous public and private collections. She received a BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in 1989. Jensen lives and works in Portland, OR.


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