I need to give thanks to the entire team for the opportunity to create 30º. Many thanks to SiTE:LAB’s Paul Amenta, Tom Clinton and Bob Rogers, Kendall College of Art and Design students, Lydia Boda, Erin Dumond, Jacob Hanson, Jacob Kapusta and Nathan McCallum, plus Cristin Tierney and Denis Gardarin, and Untitled’s Omar Lopez-Chahoud.
Amidst the installation on Tuesday, in addition to the arrival of my wife, Florencia Minniti, I received another special arrival for my birthday – cupcakes from my gallery, Tierney Gardarin.
As you can see, the grid is rapidly expanding within the Great Hall at MOCA Tucson and I have a new team to help me with this phase of the project. I am feeling very good at the moment about this monumental installation, knowing that I have a great team in Tucson and the full support of my gallery in New York. The cupcake surprise certainly made my day. I have to thank Cristin Tierney and Denis Gardarin for supporting this exhibition and Maria Kucinski for being the magic force to make it all happen. I really appreciate all that everyone has done so far in the process of the project and especially for such a sweet surprise!
Here I am with Henry and my new team is Maximino Zapata, Glenn Benson and Jose Gamez. Cheers!
I am extremely excited to share the news that my dealer Cristin Tierney has partnered with Denis Gardarin to create the Tierney Gardarin Gallery. I am so thrilled to be a part of this exciting new direction for the gallery. As you know, I had my first solo exhibition at the Cristin Tierney Gallery in January of 2011 and have enjoyed the support and guidance Cristin has offered over the past couple of years. I look forward to working with both Cristin and Denis and to what the future holds!
To excerpt from the announcement:
Established in 2010 by Cristin Tierney, the Cristin Tierney Gallery was founded with a commitment to artist development, collection advisory services, and arts education. Under the new partnership, Tierney Gardarin Gallery will focus on creating an environment that moves beyond the white box model, exploring critical theory and art historical themes. Through the partnership, and with the collaboration of guest curators, Tierney Gardarin Gallery aims to present museum quality exhibitions by working with mid-career artists and under-recognized contemporary art movements.
The gallery’s roster is comprised of a diverse range of emerging and mid-career artists, including but not limited to, Peter Campus, Joe Fig, Malia Jensen, Alois Kronschlaeger, Marman and Borins, Jean Shin, and Jorge Tacla. The estate of Geraldo de Barros and the artist Ryan Mosley will be added to the gallery’s roster, and Mosley will have his first solo New York exhibition at the gallery opening on June 27, 2013.