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January 22 @ 8:00 am - March 9 @ 5:00 pm
Solo Exhibit featuring Craig Tinsky
On View January 22 – March 9, 2020
Artist Talk & Reception: February 8, 6pm – 8pm
In Paper Heroes, Craig Tinsky pushes the boundaries of the papercut medium by creating work that resembles paintings, screen prints, etchings and photographs. Drawing inspiration from black and white photography as well as digital pixilation, Tinsky introduces his signature style called Ribbon-Halftone. He cuts meticulously measured, wavy ribbons into sheets of paper, producing portraits so similar to photographs that they appear to have tiny details such as individual hairs and faint facial wrinkles. In contrast, when inspecting the works closely there seem to be no sharp or discernible images.
Craig Tinsky’s most recent work melds the century-old papercut tradition of tessellation with pop-art influenced portraiture. Tinsky’s work hangs in public and private collections in the US, Europe and Asia. The Seattle Monaco Hotel and the Chicago Thompson Hotel have multiple Tinsky papercuts on permanent display.