28 October - 9 December 2017
Opening Reception on Saturday, 28 October // 7-10PM

"...over and beyond our memories, the house we were born into is physically inscribed in us. It is a group of organic habits. After twenty years, in spite of all the other anonymous stairways; we would recapture the reflexes of the "first stairway,” we would not stumble on that rather high step. The house's entire being would open up, faithful to our own being. We would push the door that creaks with the same gesture, we would find our way in the dark to the distant attic. The feel of the tiniest latch has remained in our hands."
--Gaston Bachelard: The Poetics of Space

Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles is proud to present Memory Foam: sculptures by Veronique d’Entremont, Sally England, Kyla Hanson, Jackie Rines, and Erika Ostrander at Eastside International (ESXLA).

The exhibit invites the viewer to examine the strange amid the familiar where objects act as holders of memory, drawing nostalgia from comfortable commonplace. The space is both physical and fantasy, both boldly bodily and quietly tenuous. Memory Foam examines these spaces through the intimate investigation of material. Each object both holds and rejects, both admires and recoils, both celebrates and mourns—our familiar space. Much like the couch cushion, Memory Foam, records your body through the wearing of its form.

Eastside International / ESXLA
602 Moulton Ave, Los Angeles, California 90031
info [at] eastsideinternational [dot] com

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Erika Ostrander is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alumna. For more about her work, please visit:

Image detail is courtesy of Artist Erika Ostrander and the Eastside International / ESXLA and Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles.

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