Start dateFriday, September 28, 2018, 5:00pm
End dateWednesday, December 26, 2018, 6:00pm
16 Jones Street
New York, NY
The Jane Hartsook Gallery is pleased to present new work by Cristina Tufiño. Tufiño is an interdisciplinary artist whose work draws on matriarchal power and sexuality. In this new body of sculptural work, Tufiño develops the exploration she began in her video essay Dear Pilar (2018), using historical symbols and personal experiences to explore the tension between biographical representation, memory and desire.
Consideration shows how carefully Tufiño has layered historical reference with autobiographical imagery. A collection of cast ceramic keyboards, cat heads, fingers and pineapples stand out as the refuse of some past-present millennial culture, waiting to be discovered by a future archaeologist. Tufiño connects these broader historical references to her personal experience, juxtaposing archaeological references with images of her childhood home in San Juan, Puerto Rico, her travels to Tokyo and her visits to the lush gardens of the Chateau de Fontainebleau in France.