Cristin Tierney is pleased to present Self-Portrait, the gallery's first online-only exhibition. Self-Portrait features photographs, paintings, prints, and works on paper by Janet Biggs, peter campus, Neil Goldberg, Malia Jensen, Francisco Ugarte, and Tim Youd. It will be on view through June 8th on the gallery’s Artsy page.
Some portraits, like peter campus’ single-channel videos R-G-B and [email protected], are straightforward. Filmed 43 years apart, both present the artist sitting or standing in front of the camera, enmeshed with the technology of his medium. Janet Biggs’ Merkers pictures the artist in a hard hat and full caving suit climbing through the underground Merkers salt crystal cavern; in Inhibited Bites: Vortex Version, Neil Goldberg sits in a Rube Goldberg-esque “cash grab” box reading aloud from diaristic notecards he’s kept for 20 years.
Other works in the exhibition are more oblique in their references. Francisco Ugarte’s Self-Portrait (Drawing) is a graphite and charcoal copy of shadows cast by architectural tools on his desk, making a city skyline. Joe Fig’s print from 2007 is actually a photograph of a highly detailed sculpture the artist made of himself in his studio, with all of the elements done to scale. Malia Jensen makes use of metaphor in Portrait of the Artist as a Young Pill Bug, comparing her younger self, vulnerable and full of longing, to an insect that must armor itself to survive.
Self-Portrait debuts on the occasion of the gallery exhibition Inside Baseball, a group show that explores how artists use humor to dissect different aspects of the art world. A level of self-awareness and acknowledgment of image underscores both presentations, and unites this disparate group of works that vary in style and technique.
For more information please contact Candace Moeller at +1.212.594.0550 or [email protected].