Curated by Alex Paik
Tiger Strikes Asteroid
Los Angeles, CA
October 15 - November 6, 2022
Tiger Strikes Asteroid LA is proud to present Keeping Score, an exhibition featuring large-scale works by Hong Hong and Johnathan Payne, curated by Alex Paik. For both of these artists, paper itself is a living, breathing support, carrying with it the various environmental and material processes that have been imposed upon it. Hong Hong takes material from both the local environment where she is making her paper as well as material from her family history and uses those to create monumental hand-made paper works. Johnathan Payne builds his quilt-like scaffolds from shredded comic books, using both the found imagery from the material as well as layered geometric patterns to complicate the standard intersections of a Cartesian grid. Through their work we see the elusive and constantly shifting relationships between one’s lived experience, environment, and personal journey and how that affects the formation and re-formation of identity.
Photographs taken by Alex Paik.