Apr 4, 2024
May 3, 2024

Chris Tanner: Glittering Monsters

Chris Tanner

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Chris Tanner is a New York City based artist and performer, best known for his assemblages made from glitter, paillettes, jewels, sterling silver leaf and found objects. Tanner's work is a celebration of beauty and remembrance, expressed through all that sparkles, shimmers, or flickers. Covering surfaces with material that clash, crash, and finally cohere, creating a glamorous order out of chaos. This process embodies layers of meaning: the magnificence of a powerful feminine, cascading, dream-like impulses of shame, desire, ecstasy, defiant optimism in dark times. The ever-changing light in his ornamental assemblages creates a vibrant dialogue with the viewer. Tanner captures moments in time wherein beauty stands unabashed, throwing light and love into our hearts.

La MaMa Galleria


Founded in 1984, La Galleria is a nonprofit gallery committed to nurturing experimentation in the visual arts. La Galleria encourages an active dialogue between new media, performance, the plastic and visual arts, curatorial projects, and educational initiatives. It serves the East Village community by offering diverse programming to an inter-generational audience, and expanding the parameters of a traditional gallery space. As a non-profit, La Galleria is able to provide artists and curators with unique exhibition opportunities that are largely out of reach in a commercial gallery setting.

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