Next week, we launch a new show – so if you haven’t been over to see Tanya Tier’s gorgeous ‘Beautiful Strangeness’ exhibition – please stop-by!
“.. take a moment to soak in the current exhibition “Beautiful Strangeness” the first solo-London sculpture exhibition by artist Tanya Tier. This display of 20 unique works will twist your subconscious as you allow each to enter the parts of your brain you might be holding onto for a rainy day. Well, in Sunny Soho, that day has come, because whether it is a small bird breaking away from the glass container that seems to have restrained it or the “Death in Narnia” piece of a gas mask with antlers, it’s hard to ignore the flux of emotion as you respond to taxidermy being re-established and reinterpreted indeed, in a strangely beautiful way.” -The Pandorian
“Tanya Tier’s sculptures engages the viewer in a complex captivating mentally active exchange. A conversation unfurls within each of her sculptures, one becomes unsettled, hit by discordant notes of raw brutal truths, or at once transfixed by the forgotten overwhelm of the intense immediacy that is love. I remember love. I’ve also forgotten it too. Her sculptures suggest an exploration into the moment, the sacred moment. Take that as you will. The moment of rawness, of death, of love, of the extraordinary in the ordinary, of weakness, of fetishness and of sex, or do I mean to say sex and death? Time opens up into another realm, the realm of magical journeying. Perhaps I am mistaken, I am not versed in talking about sculpture, these are purely my observations. Curios both arresting and mysterious, are displayed inside highly polished Victorian style glass bell or dome jars supported on a wooden plinth. Her sculptures nestle comfortably yet interact well between first edition books, bookshelves, frost white walls and tables. A taxidermised bird (with traceable provenance), seemingly with its spirit preserved in invisible amber, momentarily suspends with open wing span allowing the viewer to peak about and story make. It is potent, spiritual, powerful, staggeringly beautiful and yet strangely alive. ” -Chichi Parish