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Radical Geometry, 2015

 "Radical Geometry" is about border crossing, the legacy of the civil war, post-colonialism and my own deeply personal sense of disjunction. Growing up moving around a lot because my Father was in the Navy, then growing up in Stone Mountain, Georgia, a die hard confederate stronghold, with a massive and bizarre monument to the Loser Generals of a Lost Cause, and now starting and maintaining a family in Philadelphia the story is complicated. My children are at an age where I speak indirectly, this post Sept 11th culture has taught Americans to censor themselves, we have not been free in our minds for over a decade at least. This is why I become obsessed with the language of geometry, and when I found a book, "Radical Geometry", of artists in Latin America signing similar coded songs it felt so comforting to hear my brethren in the darkness. Tyler Kline is an artist & curator who received his BA in Anthropology and Sculpture from Portland State University and a MFA in Installation and Sculpture from The Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts. He has curated shows at: Atlanta’s Moving Spirits Gallery, Portland’s Martial Arts Gallery, Zeitgeist and Disjecta, as well as Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Little Berlin, Crux Space, and The University of the Arts. A Strong believer in the power of Art to revitalize communities and bring about social change; he is fascinated by playing with the porous boundaries between painting, video, sculpture, performance, and printmaking. Kline’s curatorial work braids Visual Anthropology with cross disciplinary aesthetics, with an interest in emerging media and scientific cross pollination. Furthermore, Kline is a visual artist who has created installations in Portland, Atlanta, New York and Philadelphia, and exhibited at the Rebeka Templeton Cont., Little Berlin, MASS MoCA, Vox Populi, The Delaware Art Museum, Dumbo Art Center, The Armory, NYC, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia., Washington County Museum of Fine Art, The University of The Arts, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Portland State Univeristy, The Savannah College of Art and Design, New Bedford Art Museum, The Goethe Institute of San Francisco, and Disjecta. He currently lives in Philadelphia with his wife and children.