by Patricia Frischer
In this Never Land show of Cheryl Tall’s we are invited to taker a closer look at this artist’s vast world of imagining. But unlike Peter Pan, Cheryl has continued to grow up and up and up. From her start in New Jersey to her schooling in Miami to her permanent home in California, Tall has expanded her repertoire of archetypical figures to include houses and boats, both interiors and peopled landscapes within ancient and contemporary time frames. She has studied and taken inspiration from the cultures of
But in 2005, Cheryl and I did not just share a space for the two-person show, we had a deep collaboration that resulted in the exhibition Borders of Intimacy at Mesa College and Oxford University. We ended up exploring “… the range and meanings of the way people treat one an-other” and showing “…that life’s deepest truth lies in human relationships.” Relationships remain the key uniting factor to all of her work. The solo figures are searching for relationships while the many pairs seem to be negotiating their connection.
In the following pictorial report on her current exhibition, I felt the desire to get up close and personal by zooming into details of her art. In this way, I am hoping to tempt you into going to see the full show at the Front Porch Gallery which is on display until Sept 2 and so well curated by Julie Weaverling.
|One of 4 images, part of the Lift the Sky project that debuted at Front Porch Gallery|
July 16 – Sept 2
Front Porch Gallery
2903 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, 92008
Gallery Hours are Wednesday through Sunday 11am-5pm
Julie Weaverling 760-795-6120