Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles is proud to present “Fully Furnished Room” a group exhibition featuring works by Patrick Galvin, Sami Ibrahim, Anthony Benedict & Katherine Lubahn, Liz Nurenberg, Joel Fox, Brant Ritter, Michael Niemetz, Jackie Rines, Liz Ferrell, Armando Ramos III, Brittany Mojo, Dani Tull, Christopher Ulivo, Daniel Paul Schubert, Lookout and Wonderland, Stephanie Dotson, Vanessa Chow, Johanna Braun, Daniel Nimmo, Andrew Garcia, Carlos Kessler.
We have a very conventional-looking contemporary art space. I swear, there are few spaces as ugly (or just boring?) as a contemporary art space. The lumpy layer cake of sheetrock, white latex and joint compound over cement floors should be considered a hostile environment. In an empty gallery, I get the impression of an Apple computer made out of the skin from an Ivan Albright painting. And though I complain, galleries are my temple.
Anyone who would take the trouble to read this short essay probably worships there as well. I know transcendent moments can happen in these types of spaces, but I wonder at the nature of the psychic toll being extracted by viewing work almost exclusively in such phoney booths2. What to do? An exorcism?
This show of functional works, furniture and images related to more human interiors is conceived as an inverted exorcism of our space. For Fully Furnished Room is an inverted exorcism of our white cube gallery space. We have included a very large number of works: large and small, manufactured and hand made, that somehow embody the essence of living spaces (home, studio, hospital, office, toilet). We seek to invest our traditional gallery space with the ghosts of these places to ensure that future shows and projects will have the residue of the world in them and not just white rectilinearity.