COLLAGE ON VIEW
Tony Cavalline: A Map & A Key
at BoxHeart Gallery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
3 March-2 April 2021
In “A Map & A Key”, Tony 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.
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, “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.
(text adapted from the gallery’s press materials)
4523 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15224 USA