Trish Tillman

Insoluble Bonds

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Trish Tillman, "Second Shift", 2015. Wood, stainless steel, leather, 46" x 32" x 3".

Trish Tillman


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Asya Geisberg Gallery | 537B West 23rd Street

Asya Geisberg Gallery is pleased to present "Insoluble Bonds," an exhibition of sculptural assemblage by Trish Tillman. This will be the artist's first solo exhibition in New York.

Tillman marries colorful ropes, flinty costume jewelry, strips of leather or fabric, and human hair alongside industrial components as a means of exploring notions of gender play, ritual, and the presentation of the self. Elements alternately hang, drape or penetrate, often mirroring each other in symmetry, or opposing hard with soft, flow with stasis, or gravity with banality. Within her unique sculptural vocabulary, each boundary surprises - via attraction, repulsion, symbiosis, permeation, or thwarting contact. Unlikely yet compelling bedfellows warrant a recherché oeuvre, as the inanimate is quickly transformed by the artist's unorthodox aestheticism. Evading stylistic categorization, Tillman conflates a post-minimalist sensibility with postmodern materiality, fusing the quotidian with the obscure. Eschewing the nostalgia for concrete meaning, the artist exceeds mere juxtaposition and instead assumes an entirely carte-blanche sculptural cannon not unlike Richard Tuttle, Isa Genzken, or Rachel Harrison.