Alexis Granwell (MFA '07) in Exhibit at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Opening Friday, Oct. 2

Alexis Granwell, Will The Circle Be Unbroken

Tiger Strikes Asteroid is pleased to announce the opening of its October exhibition Broken, To Bring Forth, featuring new work by Alexis Granwell.

Alexis Granwell’s exhibition Broken, To Bring Forth, invites us into a psychological space. In past projects, the artist has used printmaking, drawing, and sculpture to map metaphysical landscapes, translating moments of ecstasy or despair into abstract compositions that explore the complex structures of an interior geography. Her newest work takes this investigation a step further, creating a transformative environment in which viewers have a participatory relationship to the space. By combining cast paper from trash, discarded crates and weathered branches, Granwell creates compelling formal arrangements that emphasize their physical presence. As the exhibition title suggests, the objects are vessels for examining our relationships to brokenness and renewal, to the cyclical nature of undoing and becoming.

Alexis Granwell holds an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, and has been exhibiting her work both nationally and internationally for the last several years. Her most recent shows were at Pentimenti Gallery and Delaware Center for Contemporary Art. Other venues include A.I.R. Gallery in New York, Jenny Jaskey Gallery in Philadelphia, Gallery at Green Street in Boston, University of Richmond Museum, Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia and Europos Parkas Museum in Vilnius, Lithuania. The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program and AHN/VHS Gallery represent her work. Granwell lives and works in Philadelphia.

Opening Reception: Friday, October 2, 6:00 – 10:00pm
Exhibition Dates: October 2 - 31, 2009

Gallery Hours: Friday and Saturday, 2pm – 6pm and by appointment

Tiger Strikes Asteroid
319A North 11th Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia PA 19107
Friday and Saturday, 2pm-6pm and by appointment

To see more of Alexis' work, visit www.alexisgranwell.com

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