Artwork: Enduring Exuberance – Sparks Gallery

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Artwork: Enduring Exuberance - Sparks Gallery

Tiffany Bocieks solo exhibition, Enduring Exuberance, is made up of a few sequence that ended up born from the artists interior exploration of her previous, her present condition of becoming, and a vision for her future self. This is the initial in a sequence of exhibitions in 2024 at the gallery that will explore the curatorial theme of Memories. This yr, we will examine how memories shape each and every artists practice. For Bociek, Memories are a driving power and inspiration for her perform. Her to start with series, My Wanderers was impressed both of those by the prepared memoirs of her ancestors and the artists have recollections (past). Her next series, The Family Backyard garden, developed from her personal self reflection (existing) depicting the feeling of time expended in her garden and its healing homes. Last of all, her third collection Tear and Share draws from latest alter and chaos that shifted her viewpoint on how to transfer ahead and allow go of perfectionism (long term), though nevertheless embracing her earlier and existing experiences. 

Established by means of encaustic (wax) painting, the exhibition underscores quite a few states of remaining: very well-currently being, challenge, chaos, and transformation. In experiencing these will work, we see that the actual physical layering of the wax draws a wonderful parallel to reminiscences that are handed down from a person generation to the upcoming as each is additional to the collective family members narrative. Her apply final results in the creation of a spirited scene – some just about diorama-like – that is wealthy with detail and imagery. The artist displays on the circle of life, and the energy of mother nature to floor us via her layered and sentimental is effective. 

From the Artist:

I grew up with ghosts. I have walked the churchyard properties of relatives customers I experienced never met I have browse the diary of my great-grandmother, crying for the heartbreak of her losses, as properly as celebrating jubilance for her resilience. I stay in the context of my familial history, weaving the solid interactions of my existing with my ancestral link to the earlier, particularly when my individual difficulties and disruptions force me to shift and improve. The refuge I discover in the earthly world deepens my imagination, acquiring solace in my relatives yard, transforming the natural beauty of the botanicals into imaginative symbols of the profound relationship involving character and the human spirit, and consists of reminders of the circle of existence. 

My Wanderers collection investigates the concerns of who I am: my previous encounters, my ancestral stories, and how I in good shape into the patterning of the greater quilt of lifetime. The series invokes childlike imagery and curiosity enlightenment replaces curiosity by way of photos of expressive female movement and independence.

The Family Garden sequence are ghostly illustrated illustrations or photos of time expended in the yard or in naturethey are the perception of memories, the echoing of seems. I locate solace and therapeutic in the garden, in which the cycle of daily life and the resilience of character is a resource of unending inspiration. 

The Tear and Share sequence was born from a disruption in my private daily life, which led to a breakthrough for me in my resourceful approach. This series worries my art procedure in an try to break with my personal psyche. I explore the thought that unique items, like family users, have their personal tales whilst remaining component of a bigger narrative. 

Encaustic makes it possible for me to intertwine my really like of drawing in mix with painting and collage, pushing photos back into an ethereal haze with every single layer of wax. The nature of the medium forces me to confront my perfectionism and embrace the unpredicted in the artmaking process. A lot like I locate solace in making my operate, I invite you to escape, to let go of the fat of the world, and to revel in the beauty of the imagination. With this perform I goal to evoke a light smile, a spark of joy, and a relationship to your individual interior daydreamer.

Bocieks works will be on view at Sparks Gallery from January 7 – March 3, 2024 with an opening reception on Saturday, January 13, 2024 from 5-8pm.