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M A T R I A R C H at BoxHeart Gallery

  • BoxHeart Gallery 4523 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA, 15224 United States (map)

April 17  - May 18, 2018
Tiffany Simmons : Matriarch
(2nd floor gallery)

From April 17th through May 18th, 2018, BoxHeart Gallery presents Tiffany Simmons : Matriarch on exhibit in our 2nd floor gallery. The exhibition coincides with our main gallery exhibition, the Jason Forck : Miles from AnywhereThe reception with the artists will be held Saturday, April 21st from 5 to 8 pm. It is free and open to the public.

Reception with the Artist
Saturday April 21st from 5 to 8pm


An intimate collection of portraits inspired by visitations, dreams, and ancestral angel protectors, Tiffany Simmons : M A T R I A R C H serves as a psychological deconstruction of the female archetype as a leader, mother, and predecessor. Each visage portrays a semblance of the seen and unseen, revealing the inner conflict of motherhood, the simultaneous strength and vulnerability, dominion, and restriction, all contextualized by the ancestral ties to the foremothers who laid the psychological landscape of the maternal paradigm.

Striking pallid depictions of dusky scenes and ethereal figures are made spell binding through textured white haze hues and tenebrous themes of melancholy. Looming figures invite into the sublime deep to reverence the dichotomy of the state of bearing, in it's duty of bliss and limitation. The ashen figures are rendered in a delicate and hasty paradox that etch a visually conspicuous sense of imperfection into the harmony of the psychic landscape.

An ominous ghostly narrative is balanced by sublime symbolism in barren branches and open landscapes that lend vulnerability to the existing isolation of the figures. Regardless of whether they are alone, the solitude of bearing simultaneous exultation and melancholy invites the viewer back to those who bore us and bear the truth that remains.

Simmons's work has also been shown at Anthony's Fine Art curated by Zion Art Society, ArtSpace111, Seton Hill University, The Sego Gallery, The Startup Building and at Brigham Young University's Harris Fine Art's Center, David M. Kennedy Center, and Hinckley Centers.


Box Heart Gallery is located at:

     4523 Liberty Avenue
     Pittsburgh, PA 15224
     P. 412.687.8858

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Beehive Bazaar