Self

Tammy Salzl,
Edmonton, AB

Size

31" x 34" x 42"

Medium

multiple media, HD video

Self links the collective turmoil of our interior lives to the changing global realities of the present. Inside a comically surprised floating toxic cloud lies an idyllic forest grove, one world within another. A pair of worn hands wring and twist within the centre of the glade. A haunting folk song begins to play as the viewer nears, embellishing the contrasting worlds with meaning and emotion. This work holds the fears and worries of being, the wonder and beauty of our troubled world and the combined strength and vulnerability of mortality.

Self

Tammy Salzl,
Edmonton, AB

About the artist
About the artist

Tammy Salzl
Edmonton, AB

Tammy Salzl is an interdisciplinary artist who has exhibited across Canada and internationally. Her artwork explores the contemporary psyche through storytelling in multiple platforms. Whether painting, video, or installation, Salzl creates familiar scenes set within a strange reality: fables where humanity and the natural world are both at odds and intricately entwined. She gives voice to the beauty and folly of being human. Salzl is an OALA/Ground Award recipient, an Honourable Award Winner in The Kingston Prize, and a Concordia University Tedeschi Scholarship recipient. She has received grants and residencies from: the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Qu├ębec, Vermont Studio Center, US, I-Park International Artist in Residence Program, US, KHMessen Art House, Norway, The Banff Centre, Canada and the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture Centre, Yukon. Salzl has upcoming exhibitions in Montreal, QC, North Bay, ON, and Edmonton, AB.

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