Alex Chitty, Julia Fish, Miyoko Ito, Avery Z. Nelson, and Brittney Leeanne Williams
Oct 30–Dec 11, 2021
Sat, Oct 30, 12–4pm CST
Thu, Nov 18 at 6pm CST
Tiger Strikes Asteroid Chicago is thrilled to present Both And featuring nuanced abstract paintings by Chicago-based artist Miyoko Ito (1918-1983), alongside contemporary sculptures and paintings by Alex Chitty, Julia Fish, Avery Z. Nelson, and Brittney Leeanne Williams. Each artwork is powerful in its ambiguity, containing contradictions in terms of spatial illusion and reference(s) which obliterate any supposed binary between “abstraction” and “representation.” By situating Ito’s work in relation to that of the artists working today, the exhibition opens up a dialogue around abstraction that calls attention to distinctive engagements with color, space, timelessness, and form.
Virtual Artist Talk: join Tiger Strikes Asteroid Chicago on Thursday, November 18 at 6:00 pm CST for a virtual artist talk presented in conjunction with the exhibition Both And. TSA Chi member Nicole Mauser will moderate a conversation with the exhibiting artists that explores the relationship between abstraction and representation in their work. San Francisco-based curator Jordan Stein will elaborate on Ito’s work and life. Together we will make connections between each individual’s artistic practice as well as overlaps between the works on view. Register to attend here.