Paintings by Tiffany Sappenfield
The opening reception will be July 2, 6:00-10:00 pm. The show runs through July 23. After July 2, viewings are by appointment only. Please call Paula Rose at 816-813-4688 to schedule.
Ever since I can remember, I have done the opposite: non-conformed, mis-matched, re-purposed, rebelled. If it was ugly, to me it was classic and vice-versa. I am raunchy before my time, harmlessly malicious, perverse, punk, retro, crass, and plagued with the packrat curse. I am at home in the city. I like dirty streets. I like rain. I like steaming manholes, black crows overhead, and taxis. The expressions of a homeless person can change everything about your day…your thoughts, feelings, temper, mannerisms, gratitude, you name it. The grunge of the urban scene is beautiful to me. Being that I can't narrow anything down in my world, I have many ways in which I choose to express myself, and by doing that I hope to inspire others to jump on the non-conformist bandwagon, and express it on.
Tiffany Sappenfield is a prolific self-taught painter who is inspired by the Pop Art of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. “Adult cartoons” resonate with her as a woman trapped in an “adult purgatory,” feeling much more youthful than she is. Like her Pop Art predecessors, Tiffany finds beauty in the detritus of everyday life and records this through photography, surveillance filming, and eccentric scrapbooking. Motivated by her love of sarcasm, Tiffany also offers a line of offensive greeting cards that is designed to elicit raised eyebrows, as well as smiles, from your loved ones.