Presented at Tiger Strikes Asteroid Chicago, this exhibit includes work by Spanish artist Daniel Cerrejón.
Daniel Cerrejón’s sculptural practice gives systems of bodily measurement a material and relational presence. In the CORPUS series, Cerrejón vacuum seals tangles of rope whose lengths are derived from the International Organization for Standardization’s average body metrics for the American population. The cold language of his titles brushes up against the fleshiness of the knots and the makeup (also derived from ‘average’ flesh tones) that coats them. If these measurements seem to evacuate corporeality, then Cerrejón’s sculptures usher it back in.
In the other bodies of work exhibited, Cerrejón offers material approximations of proxemics, the field of study that seeks to define average distances between human bodies in different behavioral scenarios.
About Tiger Strikes Asteroid
Tiger Strikes Asteroid is a network of artist-run spaces with locations in Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Each space is independently operated and focuses on presenting a varied program of emerging and mid-career artists. The goal is to bring people together, expand connections and build community through artist-initiated exhibitions, projects, and curatorial opportunities. The network seeks to empower the artist’s role beyond that of studio practitioner to include the roles of curator, critic, and community developer –and to act as an alternate model to the conventions of the current commercial art market.
Opening reception on January 28, from 2 pm to 4 pm.