Announcing our new project, Groundwork!

Published on 2018-09-28

Tiger Strikes Asteroid Announces Groundwork Archive of Artist Process Works

Paddle8 Auction October 9 - 23, 2018

Live Events at Tiger Strikes Asteroid Galleries

  • TSA Chicago - Saturday October 20, 12-4 PM
  • TSA Philadelphia - Saturday, October 20, 5-8 PM
  • TSA Los Angeles - Sunday, October 21, 1-4 PM
  • TSA New York - Sunday, October 21, 6-8 PM

Tiger Strikes Asteroid (TSA) is excited to announce the launch of a new network-wide project called Groundwork. This project is an archive of process works (created during the process of an artist’s regular practice but would not normally be exhibited) by forty-two artists that will be part of the permanent collection at the New York Public Library (NYPL). 

Each participating artist was asked to contribute two process works. One will become part of the archive going to the NYPL collection, while the other will be sold to assist with future TSA projects and exhibitions. This unique project will preserve elements of artists’ practices that traditionally would be overlooked or discarded while providing insight for viewers into how artists make decisions in planning and executing their work. The range of media in the works is as diverse as the artists themselves with things ranging from a storyboard for a publication to a sample scent for a work that involves custom-made perfumes. Groundwork is in keeping with TSA’s history of making the artists and art-making the center of attention instead of commercial concerns and market forces.

Groundwork I is the first edition of this annual project. Each year TSA will organize another archive by a similar number of artists. Groundwork I will be accompanied by a catalog published by TSA highlighting the entire collection. The sale of works will take place October 9th through the 23rd via a Paddle8 Auction and will culminate in events at each TSA location showcasing the works. In 2019, NYPL will hold a series of events celebrating the gift of Groundwork Iwith a focus on the importance of a project that brings attention to an artist’s process and studio practice. 

Participating Artists: 

Anne Sideman, Antonio Serna, Asuka Goto, Beth Livensperger, Carris Adams, Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, Charles Edward Williams, Claire Sherman, Clint Jukkala, Courtney Puckett, Daniel Cummings, Didier William, Eric Hibit, Esperanza Mayobre, Garry Noland, Gerard Brown, Heidi Lau, Hung Viet Nguyen, Isak Applin, Iva Gueorguieva, Jaime Alvarez, James Hyde, Jane Irish, JJ Miyaoka-Pakola, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Kelly Kaczynski, Julian Kreimer, Leeza Meksin, Lucy Kim, Lynne Marinelli Ghenov, Matt Morris, Mia Rosenthal, Mindy Rose Schwartz, Nicole Mauser, Nooshin Rostami, Richard Hull, Rob Matthews, Robert Straight, Robyn O’Neil, Sarajo Frieden, Vanessa Chow, Vince Contarino

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Tiger Strikes Asteroid is a not-for-profit network of artist-run spaces with locations in Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Each space is independently operated and focuses on presenting a varied program of emerging and mid-career artists. Our goal is to collectively bring people together, expand connections and build community through artist-initiated exhibitions, projects, and curatorial opportunities. We seek to further empower the artist’s role beyond that of studio practitioner to include the roles of curator, critic, and community developer; and to act as an alternate model to the conventions of the current commercial art market.

Groundwork was organized by Carl Baratta, Mark Brosseau, Meg Duguid, Rachael Gorchov, Mary Henderson, Jackie Hoving, Alex Paik, and Andrew Prayzner.