Recollections and More by Tiana Graves, Lynda Tygart, and Jesse Van Horne
Jan 17, 2019 - Feb 9, 2019
Recollections, Nostalgia and Myth with Tiana Graves, Lynda Tygart and Jesse Van Horne
Sync Gallery’s Third Friday artists’ reception will be held on January 18, 2019 from 6-9pm, and First Friday Art Walk on February 1, 2019 from 6-9pm; Exhibition runs January 17 through February 9, 2019.
SYNC Gallery Hours:
Thursdays 1-4 pm
First and Third Fridays 6-9 pm
Other Fridays 1-4 pm
Saturdays 12-4 pm
Or by appointment
Tiana Graves: Recollections
Tiana Graves has an unyielding urge within herself to collect and preserve pieces of a history not of her own. She has come across hundreds of discarded photographs which she has salvaged within her work. These photographs contain a lifetime’s worth of memories which can often feel very reminiscent and familiar; however, they are ultimately foreign and their history is left unknown. This vague familiarity can often provide a false sense of comfort and it is within this concept that the work seeks to reconnect with these long-forgotten memories.
Lynda Tygart: Nostalgic Denver
When Lynda Tygart moved to Denver a few years ago, she was inspired to photograph her new neighborhood in Berkeley. She found Tennyson Street very charming with its little cottage homes, galleries and barbershop. Just a few years later, she would be looking at those photos with fond memories. Almost overnight, those cottages were torn down and replaced with new slot homes and apartments. Lynda quickly realized that her photographs from 2012 were now Nostalgic!
After witnessing what happened on Tennyson Street, Lynda decided to start photographing other sites in Denver as the city continues to change in many ways. Each image of Denver is printed in sepia tones and then hand colored for an aged appearance. The viewers will feel they are looking at old postcards from days gone by, even though many of these pictures were taken just a few months ago.
Jesse Van Horne: Myth, Symbol & Allusion
Myth leans heavily on image. Image in turn evokes myth. Symbols stand for things. These things can be the mundane or the profound, but at its strongest, symbol communicates idea. Effective symbols stand for a collection of ideas. Allusion is the sly move of referring to something important or significant without stating it directly. It asks the viewer to participate in the discovery and the creation of meaning.
Jesse Van Hoorn is drawn to subject matter that evokes mythology, or that alludes to mythological memory. Most of his work speaks to the dichotomy of man/nature or science/mysticism. However, he does not see these as opposites as is typical in Western culture, but as aspects of the same unified whole. His work strives toward an underlying unity.
Jesse creates his work using a variety of methods and techniques. When conceiving any work he likes to explore possibilities with a variety of medias, in sketchbooks, on paper bags, on canvas or even on the computer. He sees all these tools as extensions of his creative capabilities.
But when it comes right down to it, his main concern with his art is to manifest the imagery that he conjures with his third eye. The work you see here is mostly acrylic on plywood, though you will find some of his illustration work executed with ink and colored pencil on vellum.
Jesse’s artwork represents transformation and evolution. His artwork depicts unity through perceived disparity. At its very essential root, it exudes the principle of human awakening. There is also an imbedded commentary on how far we have come, but how far we still have to go as the human race.