GALLERIA CA' D'ORO
Tan Arlidge: No Fear Of Color
Galleria Ca' d'Oro, October 14th– November 17th 2023. 179 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011
Tan Arlidge (b.1987) is an Australian artist creating soft, fluid sculptural works with a tantalizing tension that leaves the viewer resisting the urge to reach out and feel. She currently lives and works in Bondi Beach, Sydney. Tan explores form and shape primarily through the process of thermoforming polymer. Prior to establishing her full-time art practice in 2021, Tan worked extensively for more than a decade as a Set Designer, Visual Merchandiser, and Stylist in the Fashion industry for a number of respected Australian brands eg. Christopher Esber, Lee Mathews, Alice McCall, and sass & bide. It was during this time Tan discovered a common thread with her curiosity for the manipulation of materials ie. Paper, cellophane, and mesh.
In a few words, Tan's work can be described as “moments in time captured as sculpture”.