sunday best + the contender
Tammy Salzl’s paintings The Contender and Sunday Best are envisioned as layered narratives linking the collective turmoil of our interior lives to the changing global realities of our current times. Within them, endearing yet alienated characters attempt to navigate an ever-shifting world. Salzl treats the body as a metaphorical site, a place where the human condition is simultaneously staged and performed. The tales Salzl creates, blending whimsy and melancholy, embody her contemplations on what it means to be connected in our Anthropocene age. They give voice to the beauty and folly of being human.