• 7.15.11

    Tara McPherson Exhibits in New York

    Tara McPherson will exhibit at The Eric Firestone Gallery as part of the group show Nose Art, opening today in East Hampton. Curated by Carlo McCormick, the show is a tribute to the folk art created by pilots in both World Wars by painting images and slogans on the noses of their military planes.

    Firestone and McCormick started the project by traveling to the Arizona desert, where disused Air Force planes are stored, and collecting a wide range of cones in various shapes and sizes. McPherson and several other contemporary artists such as Shepard Fairey, Ryan McGuinness, Richard Prince, Peter Dayton, and Aaron Young, were commissioned to turn the nose cones into objects of art. On her cone, McPherson created an alien-like woman with green skin and three eyes, against a backdrop that includes mountaintops, clouds, and a rainbow.

    Bernstein & Andriulli welcomes Tara McPherson. McPherson is an artist based in New York City. She received her BFA with honors in Illustration from Art Center in Pasadena, CA. Named the crown princess of poster art by ELLE magazine, she has created numerous gig posters for rock bands such as Beck, Modest Mouse, and Melvins. Her art also includes creating toys with companies like Kid Robot, Dark Horse, and Toy2R, comics and covers for DC Vertigo, and advertising and editorial illustrations for companies such as Wieden+Kennedy, Spin Magazine, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Playboy, Sony Magazine, Bust, Magnet, Elle, and Marie Claire.

    Nose Art will run at The Eric Firestone Gallery until August 21st. For more information visit the gallery's website.

    See Tara McPherson's full portfolio here.

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