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Daria Sandburg: The Seekers Book of Knowledge

June 01, 2019 to June 01, 2019
5:00 PM - 11:59 PM
BoxHeart Gallery, 4523 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15224

About This Event

From May 28th through June 28th, BoxHeart Gallery is proud to present Daria Sandburg: The Seekers Book of Knowledge on exhibit in our main gallery.  Daria Sandburg is a Pittsburgh-based multi-media artist. Using found historical objects, sculpted metal work, fused glass, and narrative brought meaningfully together to form a new coherent whole, Sandburg gives form to time and memory by visually creating a quiet glimpse into a worn, personal history. Sandburg's objects are not meant to be perceived in isolation from her artistic process. The materials she selects are intended to awaken within the viewer the value of daily experience and the connection between the universal and the individual organically. Her works often contain hidden treasures. Open a jar to find a pendant, unravel fabric to find hidden text. Sandburg fosters imagination by creating a participatory experience between her artwork and the viewer. In the summer of 2015, Sandburg took to the streets with her self-initiated social practice project, “Baggage Claim”, an artistic community experience of sharing stories, burning up the drek, letting go, and using hope to fuel new possibilities. It’s a strange weight to carry – both metaphorically and very literally. Sandburg’s worn, shiny metal case is painted with a series of intriguing messages. A quote from Kate Tempest: “That thing you weep for, leave it,” and one from Carl Sandburg: “What is this load I carry out of yesterday?” The ends of the case have the instructions Got baggage? Leave it here. Sandburg honors every one of the case’s painted instructions with an invitation for whoever accepts to leave their messages in the form of short hand-written notes on scraps of multicolored paper. The baggage claim tickets cover the full gamut of guilt, regret, fear, and much more. Markers of love and love lost, admissions of poor choices, addiction, and anxieties of every shade are stowed in the case. And while there’s a level of repetition and predictabil