WOMEN OF ABSTRACTION
Tinney Contemporary / 237 5th Ave. N. January 7, 2017 - February 11, 2017
Tinney Contemporary is pleased to present Women of Abstraction, an exhibition of new work by Martica Griffin, Mary Long, Jeanie Gooden, Anna Jaap, and Mildred Jarrett. The common thread among these artists is their commitment to abstraction, yet each utilizes her own technique. Martica Griffin's non-representational works are thoughtfully layered and full of force while Mary Long is a champion of the unusual art of encaustic wax collage. Jeanie Gooden's large scale paintings incorporate a variety of media such as hand-made papers, metal, and stitching to express emotion. Anna Jaap's new abstract body of work is similarly full of emotion, featuring delicately layered text-inspired mark-making - a compelling departure from her previous work. A true veteran in the Nashville art scene, Mildred Jarrett's intricate, painterly compositions command attention and inspire conversation. These artists' captivating and dynamic works invite viewer engagement, attesting to the enduring appeal of abstract art.