TBG+S Studio Artist Sarah Pierce invites artists Tammy Rae Carland and Kathy Slade to display selections from their personal archives related to zine culture and underground publishing.
Borrowing the title from a 2008 artwork by Carland, One Love Leads to Another presents this material in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios’ gallery window and as part of a video documenting a conversation between Carland, Slade and Pierce. Road tripping, mix tapes, punk rock and self-publishing emerge as methodologies - for self-determination and for disseminating community and desire across generations.
Sarah Pierce works with installation, performance, archives, talks and papers, often opening these up to the personal and the incidental in ways that challenge received histories and forms of making. Since 2003 she has used the term The Metropolitan Complex to describe her project, characterised by forms of gathering in historical examples and those she initiates. The processes of research and presentation that Pierce undertakes demonstrate a broad understanding of cultural work and a continual renegotiation of the terms for making art, the potential for dissent and self-determination. Sarah Pierce has a Three Year Membership Studio at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin.
Tammy Rae Carland is an American photographer, video artist, zine editor. She is the current provost at California College of the Arts (CCA), and former co-owner of the independent lesbian music label Mr. Lady Records and Videos. Her work has been published, screened, and exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, including in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berlin, and Sydney. Forthcoming exhibitions include New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, California (2021).
Kathy Slade is a Canadian artist, author, curator, editor, and publisher based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has worked in a variety of mediums including weaving, embroidery, sound, sculpture, printed matter, film, and video, drawing upon sources ranging from cult films and punk rock music to literary classics and recent art history, feminism, technology and labour histories, and minimalist/conceptual practices. Slade’s work has been included in exhibitions at Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany (2020); Fluc, Austria (2019) and Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, Canada (2018).