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.