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Tierney Gearon (American, b.1963)
LOT ID: 81517
Untitled (Two Masks), 2000

Pigment Print, Archival pigment print
58.19 х 72 in. (147.8 x 182.88 cm.)
Signed, in pen and edtioned on label on verso
Edition 3/5
Lot description
Image size is 58.194 x 72 inches (147.8 x 182.9 cm). From the series shown at Saatchi Gallery, "I AM A Camera," 2001.

Taken on the Caribbean beach in Untitled (Two Masks), created a sensation when it was 1st exhibited in 2001 and still has an arresting quality, the children are bold posturing with a water gun aimed at the camera. The photographer, Tierney Gearon’s family and friends are her muse and her camera her stable ground in which to create, the refreshing results are playful without sentimentality.

Self taught photographer Tierney Gearon (American, 1962) exploded onto the art scene in 2001, with "I AM A Camera", her exhibition at Charles Saatchi’s in London. Since her controversial debut, Gearon has been pushing the envelope of contemporary photography. “The Mother Project” and “Daddy, Where are you” both give the viewer an intimate look into Tierney’s relationship with her mentally ill mother, not only capturing the raw intensity but also celebrates her free spirit. In 2009, Gearon pushed her photography to a new zenith, double exposing film inside of the camera to produce groundbreaking chance narratives in her work titled “EXPLOSURE”. Tierney has been exhibited at many prominent galleries and museums including, Gagosian Gallery, Yossi Milo, Ace Gallery, The Parrish Art Museum, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and Phillips de Pury & company in London. Her most recent project, a 24 page feature of 13 Oscar Award winning woman titled “Hollywood Heroines”, was featured in the New York Times magazine . She will be exhibiting a new collection of works titled “Shape Color” at Paris Photo Los Angeles Photography Art fair at the end of April 2013. Stedil is publishing a book of Tierney Gearon’s children's photographs coming in the Fall of 2013.
Untitled (Two Masks) by Tierney Gearon
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