TIERNEY GEARON: Private Princess
Thursday, October 10 â€“ Friday, November 9, 2013
Opening reception for the artist: Thursday, October 10th, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
At The Eastern Star Gallery at Archer.
The newly renamed Eastern Star Gallery, located on The Archer School for Girlsâ€™ historic campus in Los Angeles, will begin its 2013-2014 school year with an exhibition of new work from Los Angeles-based photographer Tierney Gearon. The â€œPrivate Princessâ€ exhibition will feature a selection of different bodies of work, including â€œCOLOR SHAPE,â€ â€œEXPLOSURE,â€ and photographs from Gearonâ€™s newly released, â€œAlphabet Book.â€ The gallery will host a reception for Gearon on Thursday, October 10, from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Self-taught photographer Tierney Gearon exploded onto the art scene in 2001 with her â€œI am a Cameraâ€ exhibition at Charles Saatchiâ€™s gallery in London. Since her controversial debut, Gearon has pushed the envelope of contemporary photography. â€œThe Mother Projectâ€ and â€œDaddy, where are you?â€ offered an intimate look into Gearonâ€™s relationship with her mentally ill mother, capturing the raw intensity of the family dynamic and celebrating the artistâ€™s free spirit. In 2009, Gearon pushed her photography to new heights, double-exposing film inside the camera to produce groundbreaking chance narratives in â€œEXPLOSURE.â€ In December 2012, Gearon photographed 13 Oscar Award winning actresses, for a series titled â€œHollywood Heroines,â€ which was published in the New York Times Magazine.
â€œFor this show, the class and I chose a selection of current images of two different bodies of work that I have been working on simultaneously,â€ comments Gearon. â€œBoth of these projects have been a huge friend-family collaboration, so it is fitting that â€œCOLOR SHAPEâ€ will preview at Archer.â€
Gearonâ€™s photography has been exhibited at many prominent galleries and museums worldwide, including Gagosian Gallery, Yossi Milo, Ace Gallery, The Parrish Art Museum, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and Phillips de Pury & Company in London. A preview of her â€œCOLOR SHAPEâ€ images was on display at Paris Photo and Los Angeles Photography Art Fair earlier this year. Her children’s photography art book, â€œAlphabet Book,â€ will be published in fall 2013 by (PUBLISHER).
Gearonâ€™s â€œPrivate Princess â€ exhibit will be on public view at the Eastern Star Gallery at Archer by appointment from October 10 – November 9, 2013. On October 10, Archer will host a public gallery opening and reception for the artist from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Archer School for Girls is located at 11725 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049. To see images of prior exhibits of the artistâ€™s work, please visit tierneygearon.wpengine.com.