Taking Up Space
January 6 - 28, 2018 | Opening Reception: Saturday, January 6th, 7 - 10 PM
Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles is pleased to present Taking Up Space, a three-person exhibition featuring work by Dawn Ertl, Sarajo Frieden and Michelle Carla Handel, curated by TSA LA member Stacy Wendt. This show explores different approaches to engaging and activating space through abstraction. While these artists share connections in their work via their interest in mixed media, organic shapes and their careful consideration of color, they each offer a different method to experience dimensionality. These experiences can offer the viewer ways of understanding the world through our relationships with objects and how we perceive them.
Dawn Ertl’s woven pieces cut through space, asserting their materiality, while at once remaining ephemeral and light. Disruptions in the weaving patterns, along with changing viewpoints allow for varying experiences; that of a fractured, unpredictable pattern when viewed up close or of a strengthened unit when viewed from a distance. Her work employs the use of metaphors pertaining to process, material, structure, and information to investigate relationships and how they influence our natural environment. Dawn is a native Los Angeles artist. She received her MFA from California State University Long Beach and her BFA from Otis School of Art and Design. She has exhibited her work throughout Southern California, at The Blue Cube, The Arcade, Manhattan Beach Creative Arts Center, El Camino College Art Gallery, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Boston Court, as well as the Cerritos College Art Gallery.