'HIGH BEAMS' at TSA LA #artistrun2020

Opening: Saturday, January 4, 2020 from 7-10 pm 

Saturday, January 4 -  Sunday, January 26, 2020

Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles is pleased to announce an exhibition titled HIGH BEAMS  featuring work by Chris Burnside, Christopher Dunlap, Kate Harding, Sarah Heinemann, Gyun Hur, Gabriel Hurier, Andy Kolar, Ryan Scails, and Karen Tepaz curated by Lacey Fekishazy, the founder/director of SARDINE in Brooklyn, New York. There will be a reception for the artists Saturday, January 4, 2020 from 7-10 pm and the show will be on view through Sunday, January 26, 2020.

The title HIGH BEAMS  is a literal reference to the setting of an automobile's headlights, which brighten a longer distance in front of the car. This setting is particularly useful on dark roads to avoid accidents and improving vision and therefore driver response. While these beams clarify the more distant road on clear nights at higher speeds, they can also blind other drivers or reduce the vision and speed of the driver in fog, rain, or snow. Curator Lacey Fekishazy chose the artists in this group exhibition for their intuitive insight, long haul dedication to process, and their ability to brighten the future in a darkening world. While the work is an illumination, it can also accent the invisible just before us.

HIGH BEAMS is part of #ArtistRun2020, a year-long exploration of artist-run spaces from all around the country organized by Tiger Strikes Asteroid and Trestle Gallery. SARDINE is one of 11 artist-run projects asked to curate an exhibition at our various locations with the intention of building relationships and expanding our collective networks. Founded in 2011 by Lacey Fekishazy, SARDINE is a contemporary art gallery in Brooklyn, New York presenting solo exhibitions, small group shows and occasional limited editions by featured artists. SARDINE's modest size is a key asset in the construction of a contemplative, intimate space which has been used to showcase carefully curated collections of work as well as immersive, site-specific installations. What started as a small enterprise has grown into more than 8 years of operation and approximately 69 events and exhibitions. SARDINE has been featured in ArtNews, Artsy, Maake Magazine, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The New Yorker and Hyperallergic. 

Chris Burnside was born in Seattle, Washington. He received his BFA from the University of Washington and his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. He has had solo exhibitions at the Gross McCleaf Gallery (Philadelphia, PA) Washington Art Association (Washington, CT) Nexus Foundation (Philadelphia, PA) and the Alpan Gallery (Huntington, NY). His work has been exhibited in various group shows including the National Academy Museum (New York, NY), SOIL Gallery (Seattle, WA), Kresge Gallery at Ramapo College (Mahwah, NJ), and Outside the Time Zone at Camel Art Space (Brooklyn, NY). Burnside lives and works in Seattle.

Christopher Dunlap was born in Pullman, Washington. He received his BFA from University of Washington and his MFA from Massachusetts College of Art. He has had recent solo shows at Hiromart Gallery in Tokyo, Japan in 2019 and at SARDINE in 2017 and 2019. His work has also been exhibited in various group shows including Albada Jelgersma Gallery (Amsterdam, NL), Transmitter Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), No Place Gallery (Columbus, OH), Site 131 (Dallas, TX), Mckenzie Fine Art (New York, NY) and Spring Break Art Fair (New York, NY). He has been reviewed in The New York Times, ArtFCity and Travel Magazine. Dunlap lives and works in Harlem, New York City.

Kate Harding is an artist living and working between Los Angeles, New York City and Missouri.  Harding received an MFA in Art Practice from School of Visual Arts (New York, NY) in 2014, a BFA in Fine Arts from Otis College (Los Angeles, CA) in 2003, and an AAS from Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, NY) in 2001. Solo and two-person exhibitions have included: 3A Gallery, The Chelsea Hotel (New York, NY); SARDINE, Grace Space (Brooklyn, NY); Track 16 (Los Angeles, CA); East Central College (Union, MO). Selected group exhibitions, performances and screenings have included Art in Odd Places, La MaMa, International Print Center New York, Electronic Arts Intermix, MoMA, Vanity Projects, CP Projects (New York, NY); SARDINE, SoHo20, Invisible Dog (Brooklyn, NY); Rosamund Felson, Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Circus Gallery, SeeLine Gallery, Echo Park Film Center, Statler Waldorf Gallery (Los Angeles, CA). Her work has been written about in The Brooklyn Rail, ArtFile, The Huffington Post, American Artist: Drawing Magazine, Fiberarts Magazine, Notes on Looking: Contemporary Art From Los Angeles, ArtScene, and The Missourian among others. Her writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, The Tool Book Project, Café Dan Graham Poetry Slam vol. 3, and the upcoming Mapping Meaning Journal #3. Harding is the creator and host of the weekly internet radio show Bicoastal Carpool on WPIR Pratt Radio and is currently part-time faculty at Parsons, The New School in and Pratt Institute.

Sarah Heinemann is a painter based in Brooklyn. Originally from Chicago, IL, Heinemann attended Smith College in Northampton, MA., and holds a BFA in painting from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently a graduate candidate at CUNY Hunter, class of 2022. Recently included in the show ‘Another Matter’ at Lazy Susan Gallery curated by Gisela Guieros, she has shown with the Knockdown Center, SARDINE, ATM Gallery in New York as well as Mass MoCA’s 28 Holden Gallery in North Adams, MA. Heinemann is slated to have a solo show at SARDINE in 2020. She has worked for the studio of Sol LeWitt since 2000 realizing LeWitt wall drawings for museums, galleries, and private collections.

Gyun Hur was born in South Korea, she moved to Georgia at the age of 13. Hur is a New York based, interdisciplinary artist and an educator whose experience as an immigrant daughter deeply fuels her practice. She was recently an artist-in-residence at NARS Foundation (Brooklyn, NY) and an AIM 38 fellow with the Bronx Museumand is currently a professor at the Parsons School of Design (New York, NY). She has performed and exhibited in Canada, China, Hong Kong, Italy, Turkey, and the United States. Gyun completed Pratt Fine Arts Residency, BRICworkspace, Danspace Project Platform Writer-in-Residency,  Ox-Bow Artist-in-Residency, Vermont Studio Center, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is the recipient of The Hudgens Prize, Artadia Award, and Joan Mitchell Foundation Scholarship. Her works have been featured in Art In America, Art Paper, Sculpture, Art Asia Pacific, Public Art Magazine Korea, Hong Kong Economic Journal, Yahoo! Tech, Huffington Post, Brooklyn Street Art, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Pelican Bomb, Creative Loafing, Jezebel, and The Atlantan. She was listed as the Best Emerging Artist by Creative Loafing and selected in Oxford American’s “100 Under 100: Superstars of Southern Art” issue. Her interest in art making in public space led her to various artist presentations at the TEDxCentennialWomen, the international street art conference Living Walls: The City Speaks, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and many others. She recently contributed as an artist writer to fLoromancy September Issue 36, The Brooklyn Rail and The Forgetory.  

Gabriel Hurier was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and lives and works in Newburgh, New York. He studied painting and printmaking at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Hurier has participated in numerous group shows in the greater New York area including Gallery 128 (New York, NY), ATM Gallery (New York, NY), Matteawan Gallery (Beacon, NY), Space Create (Newburgh, NY) and more in Chicago, Cincinnati, North Adams, San Diego, Singapore, and Zagreb. Hurier has had solo shows at SARDINE in 2012 and 2014. He is currently exploring shapes in maps and color relationships in landscapes observed as a traveler and a father. His work often utilizes everyday materials leftover from construction and 15 years of realizing wall drawings for Sol LeWitt. 

Andy Kolar was born in Spirit Lake, IA. He is a LA based artist represented by Walter Maciel Gallery with whom he has had two solo shows (2017 & 2015). Kolar received his MFA in Drawing and Painting at California State University, Long Beach in 2007 and earned a BFA in Painting & Printmaking at Minnesota State University, Makato, MN. Kolar has been included in numerous exhibitions in Southern California including the recent shows ‘Edge to Air’ at Denk Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), ‘Painting Architecture’ at UCR Arts Block (Riverside, CA), ‘6018 Wilshire’ at Edward Cella Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), ‘Wall Painting 2013’ and ‘FORMS OF ABSTRACTION’ at the Irvine Fine Arts Center (Irvine, CA) and ‘De Stil' at Andrew Shire Gallery (Los Angeles, CA). In 2010, Kolar was one of 45 artists included in the California Biennial curated by Sarah Bancroft at the Orange County Museum of Art.  He was previously represented and included in solo and group shows at Carl Berg Gallery.  Kolar’s works are included in several private and corporate collections including the recent acquisition at Pimco Corporation in Orange County. 

Ryan Scails was born in Danbury, CT. Scails’ most recent exhibitions include a solo show titled ‘Another Now’ at SARDINE, ‘Here Today | Gone Tomorrow’ at Space Create (Newburgh, NY) curated by Lacey Fekishazy, ‘Able Bodies’ at 287 Gallery (Danbury, CT), and ‘Object Lessons|Adaptive Research’ at High Desert Test Sites HQ (Yucca Valley, CA). In between shows Scails has also participated in residencies at MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA), A-Z West (Joshua Tree, CA), and will be a JMKAC Arts/Industry (Sheboygan, WI) resident in the Summer of 2020. Scails received his BFA from Cooper Union in 2014. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Karen Tepaz, born in Los Angeles, CA, holds an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University School of Art and a BFA in Ceramics from California State University, Long Beach.  Recent exhibitions include solo shows at SARDINE, (Brooklyn, NY) Thomas Hunter Projects (New York, NY) CACTTUS gallery (Long Beach, CA), and group shows at Underdonk (Brooklyn, NY) Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) Copyright Berlin (DE) The Shirley Fiterman Art Center, BMCC (New York,NY), The Gallery ATLAS (Newburgh, NY), BOMB POP-UP (Brooklyn, NY) among others. In 2018 Tepaz co-curated ‘Flat Touch’ and ‘In Between the Lines’ in Steuben Gallery at Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY). She is the recipient of the Art Farm Nebraska Residency, and will be attending Yaddo this winter 2020. Tepaz lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

About the curator:

Lacey Fekishazy is an artist, curator, gallerist, and draftsperson for the Estate of Sol LeWitt with roots in the Hudson Valley and NYC art communities. After a decade in NYC, Fekishazy currently lives and works in Newburgh, New York with her young family. She has organized the outdoor sculpture/installation show ‘Glenlily Grounds’ (GLG) as part of Newburgh Open Studios for the past 6 years. In 2019, She was invited to co-curate the inaugural exhibition of the Newburgh Sculpture Project at SUNY Orange. Fekishazy earned her MFA at Queens College CUNY in 2010 after working at Dia:Beacon and for the Estate of Sol LeWitt for many years. She holds a BFA in Painting from SUNY New Paltz and an AAS degree in Fine Arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Fekishazy has shown her own artwork at Art 101, Possible Projects, Small Black Door (Brooklyn, NY); ATM Gallery, The Puffin Room, (New York, NY); Dorsky Gallery (DGCP) (Long Island City, NY); and Mass Moca (North Adams, MA). 

Contact: 

TSA LA

The Bendix Building

1206 Maple Avenue, 5th floor, #523

Los Angeles CA 90015

Hours: Sat and Sun 1pm - 5pm and by appointment

(209) 553-0462

Carl Baratta & Chris Ulivo, Co-Directors

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