tara-mcpherson

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Tara McPherson is an artist based out of New York City. 

Creating art about people and their odd ways, her characters seem to exude an idealized innocence with a glimpse of hard earned wisdom in their eyes. She explores through portraiture the realms of our psychological states via myths, legends, astronomy, physics, nature, love, loss, childhood and good old life experience, giving us a peek into the complexities of the human psyche through her otherwordly characters.


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With every body of work that Tara McPherson (HF Collected Edition 3) creates, there is a common theme and evolution to the next. Her upcoming show at Dorothy Circus gallery, “I Know It By Heart,” carries on her exploration of ethereal imagery – portraits of young girls caught in a magical moment, but not without also recognizing the negative forces in nature. These include allusions to disease, destruction, and deterioration. There is a balance between what is visually beautiful and, possibly, emotionally discomforting for the artist.

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