16 x 11 cm.
January 17 - February 16, 2007
Wallace L. Anderson Gallery, Bridgewater State College
Artist’s statement: My current direction is an interest in the intersection of painting, sculpture, and assemblage. Often the mannequins come to me damaged, missing arms, legs, or features. This metaphor for rejection both fascinates and repels me, but it has propelled me to further explore the use of body parts, resulting in a decomposition of the mannequins. I use found objects, such as antique Victrola horns and telephones to give these women voices again, albeit voices that feel distant, isolated, or faint. I also incorporate objects inspired by poetry, such as the coffee spoons in T.S. Eliott’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Combining objects, mannequins, and literary references, my work is concerned with alienation and inner conflict, and reestablishing inner and outer communication.
"The Intersection of Painting, Sculpture, and Assemblage: Tali Gai" (2007). Bridgewater State University Art Exhibits. Item 27.
Available at http://vc.bridgew.edu/bsu_art_shows/27