Cristin Tierney is pleased to present a new group exhibition entitled Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. featuring works by Neil
Goldberg, Markus Hansen, Alois Kronschlaeger, Simon Lee, Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins, Ryan McGinness,
Tomas Rivas, Eve Sussman, and Jean Shin. This exhibition will be on view through Saturday, January 26th, 2013.
From Marcel Duchamp’s readymades to Robert Rauschenberg’s combines, the contemporary art world has embraced the
tradition of making artwork from found objects and repurposed materials. For this exhibition, Cristin Tierney Gallery
brings together a selection of artists who literally and conceptually reduce, reuse and recycle their materials, stripping away
original intent in order to encourage new associations and meanings.
In the large-scale work Lorelei, Markus Hansen co-opts a discarded cowhide to create an elaborately carved relief
sculpture, juxtaposing positive and negative space. In Lost & Found, Jean Shin rescues lost socks from NYC laundromats
to create amorphous sculptures filled with dryer lint. Biomorphic in form and abject in feeling, these pieces are a stark
contrast to the cool, contained Shredded Rectangle 36 x 72 of Marman and Borins; a Plexiglas box filled with redacted,
The conceptual takes center stage with the photographs of Neil Goldberg. These tiny images, entitled East 7th Street
Moraine, evoke the ghosts of artworks past, literally re-framing absent images with the accumulated dust of years gone by.
Seitenflugel, a new work by Eve Sussman and Simon Lee, reduces a week’s worth of video footage into the space of a day,
taking the viewer from dawn to dusk in just twenty-eight minutes. Whether appropriating, altering or salvaging existing
materials, the artists featured in this exhibition move beyond Duchamp and his successors by instigating a greater
engagement with materials and form, inspiring new connotations and ideas in their transformation of the everyday.
For more information, please contact Valerie Altahawi at [email protected] or 212.594.0550.