Tag: Tinney Contemporary

Natural Motion

posted by – 01/19/12 @ 6:24pm


Remember in your elementary school art classes when the teacher would ask you to draw continuously, without picking up your pen once? Well, Vancouver-based artist Stefany Hemming makes that her M.O. Hemming works within a “strict set of formal parameters: one tool, one layer of paint, and one limited block of time.”

This paradoxically free-form and restrictive method results in fecund, seemingly never-ending nests like “Jig,” seen above. To learn more about Hemming and some of our other artists, head over to Tinney Contemporary.

– TC


posted by – 10/15/11 @ 2:32pm



Projects & insights from our community of artists at Tinney Contemporary.

Margery Amdur, a Tinney Contemporary artist:

“all people still desire to touch and be touched in very palpable ways,” however, the overwhelming majority of touching is through technology, that realm between the paradises of pristine nature and pixelated information.”

Have artists found a way to navigate the pixelated quagmire, (a.k.a. technology)? Is the “T-word” so much a expletive, or is it our newest sense, the keys to touching the human spirit?

In her newest exhibit, “Six Places in Motion” Margery Amdur embraces the pixelated wasteland and turns it into an undiscovered dimension of art, one which bridges our firmest differences, namely because it strikes at technology’s capacity: to speak in a language that can be fluent to all. After all, how markedly different are these pixelations from Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, or the Renaissance-era focus on symmetry, new dimensions, and a pervasive sense of harmony?

Do you think that technology can touch or trap? Let us know in the comments section below.