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New Chelsea Partnership forms Tierney Gardarin Gallery

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This week’s gallery guide post highlights a new partnership in Chelsea that boasts a smart curatorial eye and a commitment to the artist’s vision.  Enjoy!

In early May, Cristin Tierney, owner of the Cristin Tierney Gallery announced that she would be partnering with Denis Gardarin (most recently hailing from White Cube in London) to form the Tierney Gardarin Gallery, located on West 29th Street in the heart of the Chelsea arts district of New York City.

Denis Gardarin and Cristin Tierney. Photograph by Luke Fontana, 2013.

“Denis and I formed this partnership because we envision a gallery that connects artists and art history through thoughtful, carefully curated exhibitions,” says Cristin Tierney. “Together, we hope to broaden the gallery’s international scope and focus on presenting exhibitions that take risks. A gallery should be an incubator for innovative ideas, not merely an economic mechanism.”

In May, the gallery presented its first exhibition under the new partnership, Concrete Remains: Postwar and Contemporary Art from Brazil, curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti – just named one of the “10 Cutting-Edge Curators from Around the World” by Artinfo. This exhibition demonstrated the gallery’s commitment to exploring under-recognized contemporary art movements with museum-quality exhibitions.

Currently on view is Ryan Mosley: Thoughts of Man (through August 9). The first New York solo exhibition by the British painter, the show features his inventive style in fantastical large-scale paintings where the history of art, the South Seas and even the Wild West cohabitate.

Ryan Mosley, Thoughts of Man, 2013. Oil on canvas. 102.38 x 72.13 inches.Courtesy of the Artist, Tierney Gardarin Gallery, New York and Alison Jacques Gallery, London. Photograph by Michael Brzezinski.

Opening September 12, the gallery will present the first New York exhibition by Toronto-based duo, Jennifer Marman + Daniel Borins: Pavilion of the Blind. The show will occupy the entire gallery space with a large-scale, kinetic installation and series of related paintings interrogate and gently mock the history of abstract art and its place in everyday life.

Jennifer Marman + Daniel Borins, Pavilion of the Blind, 2013. mechanized vertical blinds, shades, and panel systems (custom colored), motors, micro controller. Courtesy of Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto and Tierney Gardarin Gallery, New York.

Opening October 31, the gallery is proud to present its first solo show with German-born, Brazilian-bred and Brooklyn-based painter Janaina Tschäpe, whose new work is rooted in German Romanticism, Brazilian fairy tales and early twentieth century Surrealism.

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