Tif Sigfrids is happy to announce a group show in our New York location (75 E. Broadway) with new work by Al Freeman, Tyson Reeder, Jennifer Rochlin, and Adrianne Rubenstein. The show will open Saturday, January 16th, with a reception from 4-6 and remain on view through February 19th. A closing reception will be held on February 19th, from 4-6 PM.
The exhibition brings together four artists whose work overlaps in offbeat relationships to common objects and everyday experiences. Bikes whiz through idealized landscapes in scenes where memory is meant to be blurry and oversized flowers and pencils act playfully as misdirects.
In Jennifer Rochlin’s ceramic sculpture Cherry, Cherry, Lemon we are presented with collaged imagery representative of a dating experience that never quite materialized into a relationship. Depictions of an Alanis Morissette concert at The Hollywood Bowl and Chris Burden’s street lights at LACMA are brought together on the surface of a pot as if it were a scrapbook of the budding couples romance. Two cherries, followed by a lemon are a crude reminder that online dating is a gamble and one in which we don’t always strike the jackpot of love.
In Tyson Reeder’s painting Skittles, long haired bikers roll across a bridge whimsically hovering above a vacant sea of candy-colored buildings. The scene, reminiscent of the kinds of dreams in which there is no gravity, is rendered with a touch as light as the feeling one would have if they were fortunate enough to be riding one of the bikes themselves, cruising into the strange future.
In Out of the Studio and into the Kitchen, a recent painting by Adrianne Rubenstein, five red tulips carry the nostalgic appearance of a place specific to Rubenstein’s work where the weight of Art History and day to day observations are made equal. It’s title is derived from thoughts relating to painters who are mothers and her own recent segue into motherhood after the birth of her son, Ziggy Abraham Rubenstein Head.
Punctuating the show, Al Freeman’s sculpture Soft Pencil, hangs towards the front of the space, an instantly recognizable representation of that which it is named for. It’s banal familiarity slowly dissolves, revealing a paradoxical nature. In exposing its own clever wit, it seems to point to the latent humor imbued in everything else in the room.
Al Freeman (b. 1981, Toronto, Canada) lives and works in New York. She received her B.F.A. from Concordia University in 2005, and her M.F.A. from the Yale University School of Art in 2010. Her work has been the subject of numerous solo presentations, including recent exhibitions at Grice Bench, Los Angeles; Carl Kostyál, Stockholm; 56 HENRY, New York; Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels and Bortolami, New York.
Tyson Reeder (b. 1974, Fairfax, VA) lives and works in Chicago, IL. Solo exhibitions include Daniel Reich Gallery, New York; Office Baroque, Brussels; Green Gallery, Milwaukee; Canada, New York. His work has also appeared in numerous group exhibitions at venues such as Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York; Venus over Manhattan, Los Angeles; Peter Freeman Gallery, New York; Karma, New York; Jack Hanley Gallery, New York among others. Reeder has co-organized many group exhibitions and projects, including Drunk vs. Stoned at Gavin Brown's Enterprise, The Early Show at White Columns; The Dark Fair at the Swiss Institute New York and the Köelnischer Kunstverien, Cologne; and the 24-Hour Super Jam at Canada, NY. Reeder performed at the Serpentine Pavilion, Serpentine Gallery, London as part of the fashion collective George De George. His paintings are included in the collections of the MoMA and the Rubell Family Collection.
Jennifer Rochlin (B. 1968, Baltimore, Maryland) lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She received a Master of Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999, participated in an exchange at the Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany in 1998, and received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1991. Rochlin has had solo exhibitions with Maki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2020), The Pit, Glendale, CA (2018, 2020), Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY (2019), Geary, New York, NY (2018) Lefebvre & Fils, Paris, FR (2018), and South Willard, Los Angeles, CA (2016, 2013). Rochlin’s work has been featured in exhibitions such as Home Show, Revisited, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA (2011); Open Daybook, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA (2011); MKE-LAX, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI (2012); Venice Beach Biennial, in conjunction with Made in LA, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and Venice, CA (2012); Sculptures, 356 Mission, Los Angeles, CA (2013); Machine Project Guide to the Gamble House, Gamble House, Pasadena, CA (2014); Sex Pot, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA (2016); and The Brightsiders, Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA (2017). Rochlin is the recipient of the Individual Artist Grant from the Belle Foundation (2015) and the Durfee Foundation ARC grant (2007).
Adrianne Rubenstein (b. 1983, Montreal) lives and works in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Global Warmth and Global Cooling, Broadway Gallery New York; Bark of the Town, The Pit, Los Angeles; and Ruby in the Dust, Deli Gallery, Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, Burnaway, and numerous other publications. Alongside her practice as a painter, she has curated group shows at a number of galleries including Go Away Road at Loyal Gallery (Stockholm), Geranium, at Stems Gallery (Brussels), and Fort Green at Venus, Los Angeles.