Tif Sigfrids is happy to announce a group show entitled Cash 4 Life with new work by Al Freeman, Tyson Reeder, Jennifer Rochlin, and Adrianne Rubenstein. The show will remain open through July 30th. A closing reception, featuring a special performance by Athens, Georgia based band Pervert, will take place on July 30th from 5 – 7 PM. The exhibition marks the second time this group of artists have exhibited together at the gallery, the first being in our New York space at the onset of 2022.
For the show, Jennifer Rochlin presents a new ceramic sculpture with imagery depicting a couples romantic meandering around the city of Paris. A café in the Marais, the Gustave Moreau Museum, and a kiss shared under the temple in the Buttes-Chaumont Park just after their engagement. The sequence of events inscribed around the circumference of the pot is suggestive of the Ancient Greek wedding vases “lebes gamikos” used in prenuptial rituals.
In proximity, Al Freeman’s vinyl sculpture Soft Lotto Ticket is like an oversized good luck charm tantalizing in its suggestion of funds to last an entire lifetime. Enlarged and unscratched, it resonates wistfully reminding us of the long road ahead. As with all of the artist’s work, there’s a charged simplicity to the objects which render a universal familiarity.
Adrianne Rubenstein’s painting Floating Flowers is similarly deadpan in its direct relationship between subject and title. The artist has said it before, “they’re flower paintings” a statement that almost seems meant to misdirect the viewer and undermine everything about the surface of the painting that isn’t a floating flower. Moving around the large work, you’ll discover a myriad of abstract realities and just when you’re reminded of Ryman’s white paintings, you’ll fall into a spectrum of color and confident brushstrokes that take you somewhere else entirely.
The journey through Tyson Reeder’s landscape paintings can also be misleading at first glance. In Autoroute des Deux Mers, we encounter a slew of recognizable realities. Mountains, clouds, and cars driving over a bridge. This highly fictionalized world quickly breaks down into a painting comprised of the most distinct language of color and form. The lightness of the surfaces, in many instances a single coat of paint, almost seem to float above the surface of the canvas creating the dreamiest scene only the artist could conjure.
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. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Artforum, and others.
Tyson Reeder (b. 1974, Fairfax, VA) lives and works in Athens, Georgia. 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 Shrine Gallery (New York), 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 Blue, Tanya Leighton Gallery Los Angeles, 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.