PITTSBURGH, PA (August 30, 2018) – From October 2nd to November 2nd, BoxHeart Gallery is proud to present Sherry Rusinack: The Variety Show on exhibit in our main gallery. Rusinack is a dumpster diving, trash night loving, thrift shop junkie, junk artist working to create whatever artful thing she can think up. From cardboard to watch parts, Rusinack transforms mundane materials - often thrown away - into fine art that is anything but disposable.
Rusinack has the creative ability and intuitive vision to dance around artistic disciplines, taking from one and transcending another. She is, all-at-once, visionary, steampunk, new brow, and outsider. Her artwork rises from her innate personal vision to transcend our physical world and portray a wider vision of awareness. From expressive little faces to dioramas, both made of layers of cut and painted cardboard, from baby doll parts to watch parts, from drawings on paper to assemblages on canvas, Rusinack's works of art are durable, imaginative, and eco-friendly.
Reception with the Artist
Sherry Rusinack: The Variety Show will be on exhibit from October 2nd through November 2nd in BoxHeart’s main gallery. The exhibition coincides with our 2nd floor exhibit, Tony Cavalline: Say Nothing of My Fable. The reception with the artists will be held Saturday, October 6th from 5 - 8 pm.
PITTSBURGH, PA (August 30, 2018) From October 2nd to November 2nd, BoxHeart Gallery is proud to present Tony Cavalline: Say Nothing of My Fable on exhibit in our 2nd floor gallery. Cavalline’s paintings explore the subjectivity of memory and the mythologizing of experience. He is inspired by the idea that our experience of the world is a creation of our perception of the past.
Organized by Nicole Capozzi and Joshua Hogan, owners of BoxHeart Gallery, Tony Cavalline: Say Nothing of My Fable explores the stories we carry of where we have been, what we have seen, and who we are. Fragments of memory are gathered, reassembled, and sculpted in our minds to form the world we inhabit. Every recollection is an act of creation.
Cavalline uses motifs of mythology and narrative archetypes to present a story of paths, journeys, and way-finding in his artwork. With suggestions of labyrinths both natural and built, Cavalline incorporates found materials such as maps, handwritten notes, and other ephemera (thread and string, feathers, stones, horns) to reflect the idea of a world seemingly formed of tactile scraps of consciousness. He mixes materials to depict walls, ladders, and path markers in an ambiguous pictorial plane, where there is no clear delineation between the 3D world of the image and the viewer’s world of paint, materials, and canvas. Through lyrical mark making and sculptural details, the personal visions Cavalline shares seek to offer viewers an unexplored perspective on the way our actualities form into memories, and so into identity.
The quests and wanderings embodied in his storied paintings act as a parallel to the changing and fantastical nature of our own remembered past. By drawing upon these ideas, Cavalline's artwork becomes an exploration of the stories we construct, the memories we keep, and the sad beauty of what is lost along the way. In seeing our own existence as a subjectively viewed story, we can allow our own experiences to be acts of creation.
Cavalline (b. 1982) received his BA in Studio Arts from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004 and a Digital Design Diploma from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 2009. Recent exhibitions include; The 45th Regional Juried Exhibition, Hoyt Center for the Arts, New Castle PA 2018 - Physique, Panza Gallery, 2018 - Humans Being, Percolate Gallery, Pittsburgh PA 2017, John Riegert: A Multi-Media Visual Art Exhibition, Space, Pittsburgh PA 2016 and Salon Show, The Gallery Four, Pittsburgh PA 2016. He is also the Arts, Culture, and History Specialist for the City of Pittsburgh.
Tony Cavalline: Say Nothing of My Fable will be on exhibit from October 2nd through November 2nd in BoxHeart’s 2nd floor gallery. The exhibition coincides with our main gallery exhibit, Sherry Rusinack: The Variety Show. The reception with the artists will be held Saturday, October 6th from 5 - 8 pm.
BoxHeart Gallery Visitor Information
Admission: Free and open to the public. The 1st floor (main gallery) of BoxHeart Gallery may be accessed using a ramp. The 2nd floor (gallery space) is not accessible by wheelchair.
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