The Cleansing is an immersive world of contrasts, a lovingly rendered world that captures the viewer with the superficial tranquility of an idyllic suburban home. Transported through an almost cartoonish painted red curtain, we enter another realm filled with sounds of singing birds, children, and church bells where things are strange and unnervingly familiar.
Using visual language familiar to us from fairy tales and fables, Tammy Salzl’s newest work blends found and created video elements, audio, painting, drawing, craft techniques, highly worked print on paper and a unique sense of humour. Salzl’s characters’ are human, animal and somewhere-in-between. Simultaneously endearing and monstrous, they elicit a complicated emotional response. Salzl reflects our world with all it’s beauty and rawness back on us, telling stories as a way of asking questions and prompting us to ask questions of ourselves.
Tammy Salzl uses painting, drawing, and intermedia installations to tell visual stories. Her work has shown in solo exhibitions across Canada and in Berlin as well as in curated group exhibitions in Canada, the US and Mexico City.
Presented by Art Toronto and dc3 Art Projects (Booths V04 and S06)