CornerSTONE

Works by Cati Bestard, Alina Tenser, and Almond Zigmund

May 26 - June 8, 2019

Opening Reception:  May 26, 4 - 8pm

68A Schellinger Road/Amagansett, NY

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CRUSH Curatorial is pleased to present its first show of the summer season, CornerSTONE, works by Cati Bestard, Alina Tenser and Almond Zigmund. The cornerstone (or foundation stone or setting stone) is the first stone set in the construction of a masonry foundation, important since all other stones will be set in reference to this stone, thus determining the position of the entire structure. Each of these artists employs architecture of the everyday in their practice.  

Using photography and sculpture, Cati Bestard explores the links between physical, embodied space and its representation. She relates the immobility of architecture to that of other social constructs, such as gender. Alina Tenser's practice spans sculpture, video, and performance.  Tenser makes and activates objects to show the movement, function, and affordance that characterize the objects. Combining crisp geometry, vivid color, and intricate patterns, Almond Zigmund’s drawings, sculptures, and installations often suggest walls, barricades, enclosures, and other aspects of the built environment and strive to sharpen our perceptions of space while exploring the nature of opposition. 

Cati Bestard received her MFA in Visual Arts at Columbia University in 2018.  She  was born in Mallorca and co-directs Dilalica in Barcelona, Spain.  She is currently a resident at Hercules Art Studio Program. Her work has recently been exhibited at Ulterior Gallery, Ortega y Gasset, Times Square Space and the Jewish Museum.

Alina Tenser received her BFA from School of Visual Arts and her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.  Tenser has held solo exhibitions at 17Essex, New York, NY; Konstepidemin, Gothenburg, SE; Soloway Gallery, Brooklyn, NY;AIR, New York, NY; Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY; and Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been exhibited at venues including MoMa, New York, NY, The Kitchen, New York, NY; Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, NY. Tenser recently completed the Queens MuseumStudio Program residency. Her work has been reviewed in Bomb Magazine, Cultured, The New Yorker and recently in The New York Times.  

Originally from Brooklyn, Almond Zigmund received a BFA from Parsons School of Design and a MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she studied art theory and criticism with the MacArthur Award-winning critic, Dave Hickey.  Zigmund's work has been widely exhibited including shows in Zurich, Berlin, New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Columbus. She has worked with various curators and artists including Dave Hickey, Robert Storr, David Pagel, Andrea Grover, and Leo Villareal. She has completed public and private site-specific installations, including at the Parrish Museum of Art and CMA in New York and completed public proposals and projects in Laverne, Los Angeles, NYC and Columbus, OH.  Her large scale sculpture, Interruptions Repeated was recently acquired by the Museum of Art at UNLV in Las Vegas. Zigmund has been represented by Rebecca Ibel since 2005.