She's Got a System: Emily Belshaw, Thomas McArdle & Hannah Mitsu Shimabukuro

She's Got a System
Emily Belshaw, Thomas McArdle
Hannah Mitsu Shimabukuro

 June 23 - July 30, 2017
Reception:  June 23, 6-10pm
First Friday Reception: July 7, 6-10pm

Tiger Strikes Asteroid is pleased to announce Emily Belshaw, Thomas McArdle, and Hannah Mitsu Shimabukuro as the winners of TSA's 2017 Open Call for a Three-Person Exhibition. The three independent artists were chosen out of nearly 350 applicants, emerging as a dynamic trio of witty, layered voices. The resulting exhibition, titled "She's Got a System" (after a work by Belshaw), will open at TSA Philadelphia on June 23, 2017, and runs through July 30. The opening reception will be Friday, June 23 from 6-9 pm.

Emily Belshaw Image: Detail from Home Checklist (Bathroom, Bedroom, Kitchen, Dining Room, Living Room) Paper on painted drywall 11.5 x 14.5 inches each 2017

Emily Belshaw
Image: Detail from Home Checklist (Bathroom, Bedroom, Kitchen, Dining Room, Living Room)
Paper on painted drywall
11.5 x 14.5 inches each
2017

Emily Belshaw is an interdisciplinary artist based in Philadelphia. Her work examines the relationship between spaces and bodies with a focus on how each reshapes and reforms the other. She received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016.
http://emilybelshaw.com/

Image: SOMESOME Ballpoint pen on paper 30 x 22  inches 2017

Image: SOMESOME
Ballpoint pen on paper
30 x 22  inches
2017

Thomas McArdle (b. 1994) is an artist living and working in Chicago, IL. Most recently his work has been included in STACK, a group show curated by Deborah Zlotsky at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York. He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2016.
http://www.thomasmcardle.net

Image: Water as Sediment wheat straw, jute erosion cloth, lei netting, wood, logs, chair, edible tea bags Dimensions variable 2017

Image: Water as Sediment
wheat straw, jute erosion cloth, lei netting, wood, logs, chair, edible tea bags
Dimensions variable
2017

Hannah Mitsu Shimabukuro (b.1991) earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from Yale University in 2013. Upon completion of her undergraduate degree she worked as the printmaking studio technician for the University of Tennessee School of Art in Knoxville from 2014-2017. Shimabukuro has shown nationally and internationally, with her most recent show at the CICA Museum in Gimpo-si, Korea, and has an upcoming residency sponsored by the Women’s Studio Workshop in Malmö, Sweden at the KKV Grafik Studio and Sculpture Workshop Monumental. She was born and raised in Hawaii and is currently relocating to Asheville, NC to study weaving. 
http://www.hmshimabukuro.com

Megan Biddle: Folded Mountain

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Megan Biddle: Folded Mountain
May 5 - June 18, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, May 5, 6-10pm

Philadelphia, PA - Tiger Strikes Asteroid is pleased to present Folded Mountain, a solo exhibition of new sculptures and drawings by TSA PHL member and Assistant Co-Director Megan Biddle. This is her first solo show with the gallery.

The work in Folded Mountain is inspired by its geologic namesake: fold mountains, the mountain ranges formed when two tectonic plates that make up the Earth’s crust are pushed together at their border. When plates collide, the accumulated layers of rock crumple and bend like folds in a blanket. Using paper-folding techniques to generate forms, Biddle explores notions of time through materials and process: the spontaneity of glass as it goes from molten liquid to a crystalline solid and the compressive strength of concrete as sediments solidify and cure over time. Her mixed media sculptures combine the weightlessness of paper and the density of concrete into objects that could be relics of a geologic event. Meanwhile, her colorless images appear to vibrate like a seismograph, relaying the event.

Megan Biddle is an interdisciplinary artist whose work orbits between sculpture, installation, drawing and video. Rooted in glass, she produces experimental and process driven work with an emphasis on materials and their distinct characteristics. She has attended residencies at The Macdowell Colony, The Jentel Foundation, The Creative Glass Center of America, Sculpture Space, The Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Pilchuck Glass School, Northlands Creative Glass in Scotland and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including The Islip Art Museum and the Everson Art Museum in New York; the Reynolds Gallery in Richmond, VA.; Space 1026, Philadelphia Art Alliance in Philadelphia, PA.; Galerie VSUP in the Czech Republic; and the 700IS Experimental Film Festival in Iceland. Her work was acquired into the American Embassy’s permanent collection in Riga, Latvia. She teaches in the Glass Program at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA., where she lives and works.

F(L)AT

April 7 - April 30, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, April 7th 6-10pm

Napoleon and Tiger Strikes Asteroid are pleased to present F(L)AT featuring artworks by members of the artist-run gallery, SOIL, located in Seattle, WA.

F(L)AT – Flat or Fat, is a response to the complications of shipping artwork across the country. The members of SOIL were tasked with creating artwork that could ship flat and then be fattened once it arrives at the gallery for installation. The work ranges from flat paper that fold into sculptural objects, 2D renderings of 3D spaces, photographs with hinges that become a sculpture, and fabric pieces that take up unexpected volume in the space.

This exhibition is the second half of an exchange, started in March 2016 when Napoleon and TSA exhibited at SOIL.

For more info, please visit:

http://soilart.org/

https://napoleonnapoleon.com/

http://www.tigerstrikesasteroid.com/