FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tiger Strikes Asteroid Philadelphia is excited to announce their next exhibition, Sagas. This group show brings together artists of various backgrounds who all explore their cultural and personal histories through their artmaking processes. The show will feature Sachiko Akiyama, Mary Henderson, Megan Hueble, Susan Lichtman, Juan Logan, Naomi Nakazato, Enrico Riley, and Anna Tsouhlarakis. The exhibition, co-curated by Mark Brosseau and Mary Henderson, runs from February 1 to March 9, 2019 with a reception on Thursday, February 14th from 6 to 9pm.
Sagas ask questions of how myth and folklore are different than fiction. All of these genres are types of storytelling, but myth and folklore are rooted in the exploration of cultural histories. They are stories that attempt to make sense of complex social and personal interactions, and to organize seemingly overwhelming information and events into a form that is approachable and relatable.
The show grew organically, in a way that parallels the passing down of myths and folktales. The curators built it by pulling in people from their various experiences as artists – colleagues, former instructors, artists they have admired. This exhibition is a way of bringing these stories together and looking for themes and challenges shared among a broad range of perspectives and artistic practices.