Monday, March 14, 2011

Green at the Tinney Contemporary, Nashville

'Green' by Jina Wallwork

Influenced by the abstract period of Philip Guston and other abstract expressionists, I began to think more consciously about the act of mark making. The use of gesture has appeared in my work before; however I began to think of those gestures as being a unique movement and expression of self, rather than simply an aspect of my technique. A gesture can't be shaped or repeated exactly and I began to find this very interesting. In this piece I explored the contrast between soft brushstrokes against sharp brushstrokes. The soft brushstrokes were created with long soft movements and the short brushstrokes were created with sharp and immediate actions. The process appears within the aesthetics of the work. It is a balance between two complete opposites.

Green will be on show at the Tinney Contemporary as a part of the '80Square' exhibition.This exhibition is sponsored by the MTSU and the Tinney Contemporary. Money raised from the exhibtion will go to the Middle Tennessee State University, Department of Art Scholarship Program.

19th March 2011
'80Square' at Tinney Contemporary
237 5th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219, United States.