Mirror Material


Mirror Material

Southern Exposure’s 31st Annual Juried Exhibition
Curated by Tiger Strikes Asteroid
October 22 - November 19, 2022

Ahna Girshick
Alice Wu
Beril Or
Bussie Parker Kehoe
Emily Gui
Helia Pouyanfar
Jonathon Bout
Laura Van Duren
Mary Morse
Morgann Nieto
Parul Naresh
Rachel Pozivenec
Sanaz Safanasab
Sylvia Hughes-Gonzales
Tianzong Jiang 

Southern Exposure’s 31st Annual Juried Exhibition, curated by Tiger Strikes Asteroid, celebrates hybridity – of materials and identities. Selected from over 300 entries, the fifteen artists selected by members of the collective Tiger Strikes Asteroid push against strict categories of media and identity to playfully explore what it means to inhabit multiplicity. The artists in this show combine both literal and figurative material in ways that create new and surprising combinations. The works are a reflection of the diverse cultural, historical, and personal influences that inform our constantly adapting sense of self. 

Southern Exposure’s free-to-enter call for entries exemplifies Southern Exposure’s mission and our commitment to supporting new, innovative, risk-taking contemporary visual art practices.

Tiger Strikes Asteroid (TSA) is a 501c3 non-profit network of independently programmed, artist-run exhibition spaces with locations in Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Greenville, SC. Their goal is to collectively bring people together, expand connections and create community through artist-initiated exhibitions, projects, and curatorial opportunities. They seek to build an ethos of cooperative achievement in the visual arts, creating the physical and emotional space for artists to show their work and exchange ideas on their own terms. Like SoEx, TSA's artist-run model expands the artist’s role beyond that of studio practitioner to include the roles of curator, critic, and community developer and provides an alternate model to the conventions of the current commercial art market.

Tiger Strikes Asteroid strives to foster relationships between artists from all career stages, lifting up underrepresented work and voices, and offering new contexts for the work of mid-career and established artists. Since the founding of their Philadelphia space in 2009, they have shown almost 1000 artists in about 250 exhibitions and projects. Exhibitions and projects have been featured in numerous print and online publications including The New York Times, ArtForum, Art F City, Hyperallergic, The Huffington Post, The New Yorker, The Brooklyn Rail, Whitehot Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, the artblog, WHYY, Sculpture Magazine, Sixty Inches From Center, Chicago Gallery News, LA Weekly, Two Coats of Paint, Artinfo, and Artnet News.