Alois Kronschlaeger: Allotropisms

January 13 - February 19, 2011

ALLOTROPISM: (al`lot ́ro`pism) the property of existing in two or more conditions which are distinct in their physical or chemical relations. (Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, New York: C. & G. Merriam Co., 1913.)


Cristin Tierney is thrilled to announce a new exhibition of work by Alois Kronschlaeger entitled Allotropisms. Measuring fifteen feet high and spanning a length of sixty-five feet, Kronschlaeger has combined elements of biomorphic and geometric abstraction to create a giant stalactite composed entirely of wire mesh, wood and poured paint. Impressive in scale and subtle in its aesthetics, this installation hovers halfway between an Alpine mountain range and a Sol LeWitt sculpture.

Kronschlaeger's work exists at the intersection of art, architecture, fashion and design. His forms are surreal and his materials simple, in the tradition of artists such as Frederick Kiesler and Buckminster Fuller. Kronschlaeger is best known for his site-specific installations and sculptures, which demonstrate a preoccupation with environment and light, as well as an interest in exploring time and space via geometry. This exhibition represents his most ambitious project to date, and Cristin Tierney is very pleased to be able to share it with the public.

Prior to opening the gallery at 546 West 29th Street, Cristin Tierney worked as an advisor for a number of private collectors and institutions in the United States. While continuing to work with certain long-standing advisory clients, Tierney has opened an exhibition space to promote the work of a select group of contemporary artists. Upcoming exhibitions will include projects by: Melanie Baker, Joe Fig, Eve Sussman | Rufus Corporation, and Jorge Tacla, among many others.