Visiting Assistant Professor Andrew Nigon and Full-Time Instructor Carmen Tiffany will exhibit their work in No Fear at Space 1026 in Philadelphia. The exhibition will be the kickoff event for the gallery’s summer repertoire.
No Fear is comprised of sculpture, video, and prints that are inspiration for punching onward, even in moments of ambivalence. Inspired by historic fratricidal narratives, Andrew Nigon has created antiheroic wrestlers that fragment their aggression with a reckless assemblage. Plastic body parts made from casts of Nigon’s own body are displayed solely to subvert the figures’ unbridled malice. Carmen Tiffany’s puppet play video narrates young characters that might be bullied by Nigon’s fighting brothers. The troupe travels together in a play-like adventure on the way to their grown-up future. Fulfilling a cycle of destitution. the characters accept their fate with a naivete that is both sullen and joyful. Works grasp tightly as they dangle from the bottom of the social ladder, but as primal behaviors are forced out of a survivalist’s instinct they face a state of a menial existence with abrasive tendencies. (Source: Space 1026)
No Fear will open with a reception on Friday, June 5th, 2015 at 7PM at Space 1026: 1026 Arch Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA. The exhibition will run from June 5th to June 30th, 2015. For more information, call Space 1026 at (215)-574-7630.
The image in this article belongs to Space 1026.