Cirrus | Exhibition/RELEASE

Tyler Matthew Oyer
RELEASE

Sept. 16th - Nov. 12th, 2016
Opening reception: Sept. 16th, 6 -8pm

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Tyler Matthew Oyer
Marquee # 90, 2016
Acrylic on paper
43 7/8" x 43 7/8" framed


Cirrus Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of RELEASE, Tyler Matthew Oyer 's second solo show with the gallery. The exhibition continues Oyer's theatrical investigations and critiques of American imperialism, neoliberalism and greed with an installation of paintings, sculptures, apparel, and an original music album. 

The exhibition presents Oyer's highly sought after, iconic black and gold works on paper that are derived from meditations on text and images sourced from song lyrics, film scripts, Bible verse, advertisements, art history, and personal experiences. The painting, "Marquee #59" reproduces Phillip Johnson's Glass House - minimal to the bone - with a large message across it, saying "Glamourize Your Messes", while in "Marquee #90", "Helplessness" is scrawled on what appears to be a contorted Picasso figure. Dating from 2011-2016, these works amass as an uncanny architecture of signifiers and symbols that call names and recite phrases to create a lexicon of desire and destruction. Despite this distopian view, the playful nature of the paintings transcends their cultural anchors to encourage multiple readings of the text and thus inspire personal reflection and narrative.

Oyer's collaborative album further engages the viewer and the stronghold of meta-narratives of the past, by way of sound and movement. The album, RELEASE, begins its journey with an inquiry into a series of spells that were embedded within the sound waves of a number of popular songs in 1982. These spells were engineered to enter the minds of listeners via their eardrums and dismantle the white supremacist, capitalist, imperialist, and patriarchal pathologies that characterize American domination. The album, RELEASE, harnesses club music in order to conjure, engineer, and cast new spells and prompt movement, participation, and subsequently change. RELEASE will be available through wireless headsets, creating an experiential viewing of the paintings and sculptural elements.

The album will also be available on various platforms, distributed by Practical Records. Musical collaborators include Max Boss, Bendik Giske, Anders Rhedin, Julia Giertz, Kelman Duran, Ingmar Carlson, Lex Brown and Kembra Pfahler.

As with his first exhibition, Shimmy Shake EarthquakeRELEASE considers the body and our senses as an agent for participation and change. While the paintings in the exhibition transfix the viewer by way of image and text, the album utilizes music and myth to entrance and disarm the architects of our current social and political constructs.

Tyler Matthew Oyer (b. 1987, Pennsylvania ) has exhibited and performed extensively throughout the US and Europe . Recent presentations include, Exploring the Nowannago with Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA, and Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco; SOPPEN Performance Festival, Oslo, Norway; BOFFO Festival, Fire Island Pines, NY; MoMA PS1, NY; REDCAT, Los Angeles; dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany; Hammer Museum in Los Angeles; Kunstnernes Hus Oslo, Oslo, Norway; Bergen Kunstall, Bergen, Norway; and Rogaland Kunstsenter in Stavanger. His work can be found in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (NY), along with a number of private collections.


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Previous Exhibitions
2016
GHOSTING THE SCREEN / ENGRAVINGS WITH SOUNDS
BRICE BISCHOFF: LIAR CHANNEL
THIS IS NOT A CONNECTION
2015
UNTETHERED
2014
UNTETHERED 2005
IAN HOKIN: MIRAGE FINE LINE
GILLIAN THEOBALD "ELEMENTS"
MARGARET NIELSEN:
LOVE STORIES / SHORT STORIES
THE PICTURE I CARRY IN MY HEAD
CURATED BY
TERRI PHILLIPS
IDEAL TERRITORY
NEW WORK BY 
RECENT UC IRVINE  MFA GRADUATES
CURATED BY ELAN GREENWALD
DIMITRI KOZYREV
MOTION TRACKING
CALARTS POST GRADUATE EXHIBITION
CURATED BY WILLIAM KAMINSKI
JJ VILLARD
SUSAN LOGORECI
CHARLES CHRISTOPHER HILL
GIVE 'EM A LITTLE BONJOUR
2004
2013-2014
ELAINE BRADFORD
BUILDING ON RUINS JUSTIN MOORE - "GENESIS"
2013
PLAY-GALLERY FOR STILL AND MOTION PICTURES AT CIRRUS
TYLER MATTHEW OYER
SHIMMY SHAKE EARTHQUAKE
ARBORETUM
A COSMIC ENCOUNTER MARGO VICTOR "MVG TESTS"
BRICE BISCHOFF
"THE GLASSEL PARK SERIES"
JACOB DYRENFORTH "ROMANTIC COMEDY" AND "EVERY GUITAR MOVE"
ROLE-PLAY
IMAGES IN PERIL
MARK BRADFORD MONOPRINTS
2012 "CRAZY THOUGHTS HAVE QUICK WINGS"
CURATED BY
EVE WOOD
NARCISSISM, THE REAL, THE FAKE AND THE ANTI-DIGITAL IMPULSE
2003
ONCE EMERGING, NOW EMERGING: OPEN NETWORK
DIMITRI KOZYREV "JOURNEY'S II
ONCE EMERGING, NOW EMERGING: THE VISITATION
PAINTING BY LETTERS
ROSS BLECKNER "PATHWAYS"
2011
DANIEL BRANDELY "ALAMEDA DANCE"
ONCE EMERGING, NOW EMERGING: LIVIN' L.A.
"RECESS"
CURATED BY DAN BAYLES
ONCE EMERGING, NOW EMERGING: NOW AND THEN
INSIDE/OUTSIDE: STATES OF BEING
"IN THE SHADOW OF SUMMMER BLISS"
CURATED BY JUSTIN MOORE AND JEAN MILANT
SUSAN LOGORECI, JAMES GRIFFIOEN AND DENNIS OPPENHEIM

"SERIES"
"SELECTED GRAPHICS" LOPEZ COLLECTION
2010
"DRAWINGS" DIMITRI KOZYREV
JONAS WOOD: PRINTS
2002
CRAIG KAUFFMAN:
WORKS ON PAPER RETROSPECTIVE
MAGGIE LOWE TENNESEN
REMIX JULY 2010
SALOMON HUERTA
GILLIAN THEOBALD:
NEW PAINTINGS

ED RUSCHA "COUNTRY CITISCAPES"
JUSTIN MOORE
2009
FLATLINE
NATHANIEL DE LARGE
at large
DIMITRI KOZYREV
THE AWFUL PARENTHESIS
CURATED BY
ARAM MOSHAYEDI
2001
RICHARD BAKER
VENICE/VENICE
JOHN BALDESSARI AND
 BRUCE NAUMAN

"GILLIAN THEOBALD"
"l*AND*sc*APE"
CURATED BY GEORGE RAGGETT
JAY BOLOTIN: THE JACKLEG TESTAMENT: PART ONE: JACK & EVE
"AUXILIARY SETTINGS"
CURATED BY STEVEN CRIQUI AND JEAN MILANT

CHARLOTTE F. SMITH
2008
2000
"VIJA CELMINS"
JEDD GARRET:
WONDEROUS ORBS OF LIFE

NEW PRINTS BY
JOAN NELSON AND 
CERAMICS BY ROGER HERMAN
COSMOS FACTORY
CURATED BY BRAD EBERHARD
"PAST AND NEW PRINTS"
SUMMER COOL
SUSAN LOGORECI
THERE IS ALWAYS
MORE FOR PEOPLE
LIKE YOU

1999
"GILLIAN THEOBALD"
"STEVEN CRIQUI"
MARK GOLAMCO
CLOAK AND CANDLE
 
"JERRY BRANE"
VIJA CELMINS
"GUY DE COINTET"
2007
ALL HUMAN ACTIONS
CURATED BY

DAWN KASPER
NIGHT BLOOMS
CURATED BY
MARK GOLAMCO

JUSTIN MOORE: TIME MACHINES & PARANOID LANDSCAPES
STRODE & WILDER
WORKS ON PAPER
2006
NAIVE SET THEORY
CURATED BY CATHERINE TAFT
SUSAN LOGORECI: AREAS OF INTEREST
QUIVER
SUPERSIZE PRINTS
HEATHER BROWN-
JACOB HALEVY-JONAS WOOD
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