Plate Distortion II

About Tauba Auerbach

Tauba Auerbach is best known for her Op art-inflected paintings that play with perceptions of space. In her early career she created graphic sign paintings, producing abstract renderings of typography and calligraphy, but in recent work she has developed a signature practice of ironing creases into her canvases and using industrial paint guns or hand-painted Ben Day dots to create the illusion of three-dimensional folded fabric, in images that appear almost digitally rendered. She describes these “Fold” paintings as occupying “a liminal state between two and three dimensions.” Auerbach has also worked in other mediums such as photography, sculpture, artist’s books, and performance. For Auerglass (2009), Auerbach designed a two-person wooden pump organ with half keyboards at each end. During the work’s exhibition in 2009, Auerbach and a musical collaborator performed a daily duet on the organ.

American, b. 1981, San Francisco, California, based in New York, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2015
Duo: A Group Show, Paulson Fontaine Press, Berkeley
2014
IN EDITION, Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington
2013
Surface Tension, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York
2012
Systemic, Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art, New York