Exhibition, Summer 2016
June 24 – July 29, 2016
Galerie Tanja Grunert
524 West 19th Street
Tanja Grunert is pleased to announce Tiffany Pollack: Holding Space, the next exhibition at her gallery.
Pollack’s exhibition Holding Space explores the ways she has held space for herself and her family, and the ways in which it has been held for her.
Her interest in this concept began as she prepared for the birth of her first child, when her mother transferred ephemera from Pollack’s own childhood, including books and a shoebox of cassette tapes of stories, music and recordings of Pollack’s vocal interactions with her parents as a young child.
“Holding space,” as a term used to define a safe, healer-created container that supports growth and transformation, came into focus for Pollack over the past year as she began to seek support in the meditation and yoga community.
“We all hold space. There is a continuum on which we provide support by observing mindfully and letting go of our judgments. In practicing awareness and gratitude, and let go of some my illusions around fear, anger and control, I feel closer to Love.”
Through paintings, videos, and copper engravings Pollack relates various interwoven narratives. Personal experiences, storybooks from her own childhood, and documentation of her children, mother, and self are abstracted to convey the surreal internal impressions left by life experiences.
The video Holding Space illustrates parallels between her own interactions with her mother, and in turn, the relationship with her children by presenting iphone video of the artist and her children, followed by audio recording between the artist and her mother in 1982.
Supplementing the exhibition Pollack has posted recordings and videos at vimeo.com/tiffanypollack.
Holding Space is Tiffany Pollack’s third one-person exhibition at Tanja’s gallery. She studied painting at Rhode Island School of Design, worked in galleries in Chelsea for over ten years and will pursue a Masters in Art Therapy at NYU beginning September 2016. Pollack is also in teacher training for both Breathwork and Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and children ages 3 and 6.
The exhibition takes place in the lower level space at Galerie Tanja Grunert. The gallery will be open from 10 AM until 6 PM Tuesday through Saturday. The gallery will be open according to summer hours (Monday through Friday) beginning Tuesday July 5, 2016 and run through July 19, 2016.