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Journey: Tali Margolin

September 6 – November 3, 2024 2024-09-06 09:00:00 2024-11-03 09:00:00 15 Journey: Tali Margolin https://www.bananafactory.org/event/16199/journey-tali-margolin/ Banko Gallery true MM/DD/YYYY
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mixed media works by Tali Margolin

I left my birthplace many years ago. Since then I've changed places, languages, and homes. In my recent mixed-media works I deal with the theme of immigration, home and memories, the loss of the familiar, and adjustment to new conditions. These works are hybrids of visually accurate representation and physical process of ripping, breaking, and constructing. I use packing materials which represent moving, yarn, and thread which represent connection and attachment to a place or an object, I incorporate knots as a reminder symbol, and ripped areas as a sign of time and faded memories. The completed artworks have a complex surface with many nuances and unique details that reveal themselves over time. The surface is sealed with a coating of acrylic medium for decay resistance. But metaphorically the process of applying layers of the medium represents my personal layered world where different places and cultures are connected to each other.

Tali Margolin is a visual artist working in acrylic, oil and mixed-media. In her artworks Margolin uses untraditional materials, bringing a wide range of associations and emotional and psychological moods.

Tali Margolin holds BFA from the SVA, NY and MA, Art from Lehman College, NYC. Margolin has had solo exhibitions at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, PA; Noyes Museum of Art, NJ; Delaplaine Arts Center, MD; Marks JCH, NY; Hastings on Hudson Art Gallery, NY; Workhouse Arts Center, VA; BSB Gallery, NJ, two-person show at Gallery Route One, CA. In 2024 her mixed media works will be on view in a solo exhibition at ArtsQuest Banana Factory Arts Center, Bethlehem, PA, and in 2025 solo exhibition at Duluth Art Institute, MN.

Margolin's work has been part of group shows at Penn State Abington Art Gallery; Charles H. Wright Museum, Detroit; New Britain Museum of American Art, CT; Taipei Economic and Cultural Center, NY; LBI Foundation for Arts and Science, NJ; Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT; Gallery Aferro, NJ; Trestle Gallery, NY; Pierro Gallery, NJ; 440Gallery, NYC; West Windsor Arts Center, NJ; American Artists Professional League, NY; Philadelphia Sketch Club, PA; Governor's Island, NYC; Target Gallery, VA; Aljira - Center for Contemporary Art, NJ; Site:Brooklyn Gallery, NYC; and others.

www.talimargolin.com

Venue Information
Banko Gallery
Banana Factory
25 W Third Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
610-332-1300
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