A Map & A Key: Mixed Media Artwork by Tony Cavalline Opens at BoxHeart Gallery
Pittsburgh, PA (February 3rd, 2021) /PressRelease.news/ – From March 3rd through April 2nd, BoxHeart Gallery is proud to present Tony Cavalline: A Map & A Key on exhibit in our main gallery. Cavalline’s mixed media artwork explores ideas of memory, identity, and perception. His multi-layered pieces conceive a world that exists at the intersection of thought, recollection, and experience, creating an unsteady bridge between the stories we imagine and what we keep as real.
In A Map & A Key, Cavalline offers a fragmented landscape of lost adventure and faint longing, pieced together from boyish ideas of an arcane and extraordinary world, softened and worn by years of misremembering.
Using a rich combination of expressive mark-making, textural painting, and idiosyncratic collage, his compositions seek to capture memory as a moving cascade of fiction and recollection.
Embedded with insignia that hint at the esoteric symbols of a forgotten culture, Tony Cavalline: A Map & A Key recalls a sensitive boy’s pure and desperate creation of a personal mythology and speaks to a quiet and insistent longing for magic amid the devastating loss that comes with growing up.
BoxHeart Visitor Information:
Exhibition: A Map & A Key: Mixed Media Artwork by Tony Cavalline
Venue: BoxHeart Gallery, 4523 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
Location: Main Gallery
Dates: March 3rd – April 2nd, 2021
About Tony Cavalline
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: Associated Artists of Pittsburgh New Member Exhibition, Icehouse Studios, 2020; Say Nothing of my Fable, BoxHeart Gallery, 2018; The 45th Regional Juried Exhibition, Hoyt Center for the Arts, 2018; Physique, Panza Gallery, 2018; Humans Being, Percolate Gallery, 2017. He is the Arts, Culture, and History Specialist for the City of Pittsburgh.
BoxHeart Gallery represents works by exciting and technically proficient emerging and mid-career artists. Rotating monthly exhibitions provide an outlet for conceptually engaged and aesthetically resolved exhibitions that both reflect contemporary art issues and are relevant to the community. Founded in 2001, BoxHeart also provides custom framing, art installation, and art consulting services. In addition to providing artists with exhibition space, BoxHeart strives to offer an always free and welcoming environment for community engagement, exploration, and enjoyment of contemporary art and exhibitions.
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