Tyler Beard, Little & Lanky, 2018, oak, epoxy putty, concrete, plaster, ceramic, gouache, and varnish, 23 x 16.5 x 12.5 inches
Tyler Beard: Shorelines
ON VIEW: March 24 - May 12, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, March 24, 6 – 9 PM
Tyler Beard (b. 1982, Olathe, KS) holds an MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BFA from the University of Kansas. He has had solo shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, CO; Central Utah Arts Center, UT; Robischon Gallery, CO; and Anderson Ranch Arts Center, CO. Additionally, He has been featured in exhibitions at ROCKELMANN&, Berlin; Victori + Mo, NY; Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, CO; Biennial Roadshow Marfa, TX; and the Biennial of the Americas, CO. He has participated in numerous artist residencies including the Montello Foundation, NV; Anderson Ranch Arts Center, CO; Ceramic Center Berlin, GER; and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, MN. Beard currently lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia while participating in the Studio Artist Program at Atlanta Contemporary.
My work investigates the interaction of color, material, geometry, and image. In each composition, I seek a soothing formalism in which each part is necessary for the whole. The work is meticulously edited, arranged and rearranged, until I find an order that is curious and dynamic while maintaining a quality of lightness. I often think of the poetic structure and qualities found in a Haiku. Seeing through the lens of this format, I make individual works that rely on restraint and simplicity while simultaneously offering a subtle and quiet sophistication.