Nov. 7 – Dec. 19, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, 6 – 8pm
Commissioned by DiverseWorks
Live Music Performances
Saturday, November 21, 2009 – Hourly, 11am-2pm
A Conversation with Tierney Malone & David McGee
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 – 6:30pm
Houston artist Tierney Malone transforms the DiverseWorks Main Gallery into a massive multi-media installation with his latest work, Third Ward is My Harlem. Drawing from his own Southern roots and experiences, Malone reframes American and creates non-linear narratives full of stoic nostalgia and sophistication that speaks to the experiences of much more than just one man.
Tierney Malone was born in Los Angeles, grew up in Shipman, Miss. and Mobile, Ala., but has long called Houston his home. Malone is a modern-day storyteller who creates works on paper and mixed media constructions. He uses the canon of African-American history and pop culture to help him create contemporary tales about life. By invoking colorful and emotionally charged figures from jazz, sports and literature, Malone makes powerful and sensitive works that are both visually beautiful and politically provocative. Malone is the recipient of the 1997 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, given every two years to promising artists. His work has been exhibited at DiverseWorks, Project Row Houses, and Robert McClain & Co. His works are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Kansas City Jazz Museum in Missouri. Malone designed the album cover for jazz musician Don Byron’s Romance with the Unseen on Blue Note Records. Malone was most recently commissioned to create a public mural in York, AL for the Coleman Center.
Click HERE to Check out Tierney Malone in the latest issue of 002 Magazine.
Check out Troy Schulze’s review of Third Ward is My Harlem in The Houston Press .
Click HERE to read Virginia Billeaud Anderson’s article on Third Ward is My Harlem in the Greater Houston Weekly.
A review of Third Ward is My Harlem on Might Be Good… Click HERE to read Wendy Vogel’s review.
Did you miss the opening reception of Third Ward is My Harlem? ClickHERE to check out photos from the event!