Artist’s Project: Tony Tasset

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For Me and My Arrow, Tony Tasset creates 16 pages—each one its own removable insert—featuring a series of arrows reproduced in a dizzying array of colors and juxtapositions. Related to the artist’s eponymous 2016 exhibition at Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago, the project directs readers forward or backward, left or right, east or west—nowhere and everywhere.

Tony Tasset was born in Cincinnati in 1960. He received a B.F.A. from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 1983 and an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1985. Tasset works with video, photography, bronze, wax, fiberglass, film, and taxidermy to create art that engages pop culture and critical theory to evoke love, loss, frailty, and beauty. Tasset’s work is in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum Für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world at institutions such as the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio (2000); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2009); and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, where he was invited to participate in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago represents Tasset.