MFA ’10 Alumnus Todd Baldwin | Memento Mori at Tiger Strikes Asteroid

Baldwin sees similarities between Goya’s works and contemporary graphic novels, and responds to these parallels by stripping out elements from both, collaging them together, and reinterpreting them into a three-dimensional construction. Taking a cue from the cells of the comic book page, he reconfigures the gallery space, allowing the viewer to wander through it in new ways. The exhibition also includes Baldwin’s first effort in producing a soundwork, a swerved and reconfigured version of Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 15—a piece in itself that penetrates an awkward hallway space, and amplifies the dark feeling found throughout the show. Opening reception to be held Friday, Nov. 46 to 10 pm.

Todd Baldwin was born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1975. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts in 1997, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2010. Baldwin has exhibited sculpture and photography steadily since the early 1990′s, and joined Tiger Strikes Asteroid in 2013.

Tiger Strikes Asteroid

Tiger Strikes Asteroid is a network of artist-run spaces with locations in Philadelphia, New York, and Los Angeles. Each space is independently operated and focuses on presenting a varied program of emerging and mid-career artists. Our goal is to collectively bring people together, expand connections and build community through artist-initiated exhibitions, projects, and curatorial opportunities. We seek to further empower the artist’s role beyond that of studio practitioner to include the roles of curator, critic, and community developer; and to act as an alternate model to the conventions of the current commercial art market.

Our exhibitions and projects have been featured in numerous print and online publications including The New York Times, Art F City, Hyperallergic, The Huffington Post, L Magazine, Whitehot Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Two Coats of Paint, Artinfo, Artnet News, Beautiful Decay, and the artblog.

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