Aside from taking pictures of other people for The FADER, photographer Tierney Gearon is one of the most relentlessly self-revealing artists we've ever come across. Each new piece shows a deeper layer of her life just when you thought her last work was the core of her being. Gearon's new exhibit at the Ace Gallery in Beverly Hills is based on her latest crazily awesome experiments with double exposures, but we'll let her exclaim for herself:
This body of work I have been working on for the past 2 years. I started double exposing the images originally so I wouldn't have to strip down in front of some stranger. At the time I was working on these nude portraits of myself. But then double exposing the images led to something else!!! Something way more fascinating! Not only did I not have to be in the image I didn't have to get naked .... The images were paintings I was doing inside the camera. And by double exposing them inside the camera this allowed the magic of an accident to happen!!! There is no retouching or after work . Everything is done in the camera! Also all my work is related to what is going on in my life! I blur life with art. I love chaos! So now instead of creating something spontaneous outside of the camera I was doing it inside the camera. And as I untangled the mess in my life I would untangle the images inside the camera!! Creating these amazing dream like images I call EXPLOSURE!!!!!
See it for yourself this Thursday, February 19th from 7-9pm at Ace Gallery.