At once sarcastic and sincere, Cassie Taggart’s comi-tragic tableaus invite the viewer into a world dynamically and intentionally at odds with itself. In scenes with eclectic interiors and eccentric inhabitants, Taggart layers humor with tragedy, depravity with purity, the mundane with the mysterious.
In addition to paintings, Taggart constructs houses from found materials which range to nine feet tall and are perched atop rambling staircases. Murry White, a Washington art critic writes “Her highly evocative miniature houses, filled with myriad enchanting items, are guaranteed to dazzle the eye and engage the intellect.”
Born in 1967 in Alexandria, VA, Taggart was raised in New York City. Academically trained in painting, with a Fine Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, she has also studied in Sienna, Italy and New Hampshire. Her work has been exhibited in New York City, Washington, DC, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.1
1 Bio excerpt courtesy of Zenith Gallery, Washington DC.