Thierry Goldberg Gallery

Tatiana Berg

Sticky Foot

March 29 – April 19, 2015


Thierry-Goldberg Gallery is pleased to present Sticky Foot, Tatiana Berg’s first exhibition with the gallery. The show opens on March 29th with a reception from 6 to 8 and will run through April 19th. Sticky Foot includes twelve new paintings, featuring Berg’s familiar cast of characters, painted in her improvisatory gesture, explosive color and dramatic resolve.


When you make a painting — Berg explains in an interview for the 2012 Queens International exhibition catalog — you set up a problem to solve. My favorite paintings tend to be the ones where the problem is slowly developed, but the solution is arrived at suddenly.


I love painting —Berg continues— because even though it’s sort of romantic, it’s not a bloodless activity […] I think when it comes to the “messiness,” it’s the result of succumbing to a sort of indulgent painterly lust — pushing around the paint in a way that’s fun and seductive in the pursuit of capturing something joyful and fast. If my work appears casual, it is only because I learned to take myself seriously by not taking myself seriously at all. […] I might be making marks with abandon, but then I have to stop before it’s over. […] If you force yourself to stop, you preserve that magical, mystical “freshness” we painters are always yammering about […] Forgive the metaphor, but it’s painting with the pull-out method.


Tatiana Berg (b. 1985, Washington D.C.) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She holds an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University, and a BFA in painting from RISD. Berg has previously had solo exhibitions at Robert Blumenthal Gallery, East Hampton, NY and at Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden, New York, NY. She has also exhibited at The Queens Museum, NY; Storefront, Brooklyn, NY; Nudashank, Baltimore, MD; Garis & Hahn, New York, NY; Parallel Art Space. Brooklyn, NY; Projekt722, Brooklyn, NY; Regina Rex, Queens, NY; and Freight+Volume, New York, NY. Berg’s work was featured and written about in Interview Magazine, The New Yorker, Modern Painters, Hyperallergic, and Art Fag City.

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