Current Exhibition

from December 6th until January 17th, 2015

Stasis: Heavenly Bodies

Carla Ciuffo

December 6-January 17

Opening Reception: Dec. 6th, 6-9 pm

Collectors Art Night: Dec. 12th, 5:30-8 pm

Tinney Contemporary is pleased to present Stasis: Heavenly Bodies - a solo exhibition by Carla Ciuffo with select and new artworks from Stasis. Creating contrast within negative space Stasis: Heavenly Bodies presents images infused with celestial light, textures and organic forms. Images, most found in nature, are composed as both buoyant and free falling, defying gravity, as well as structured tableaux. Ciuffo's photo art incorporates digitally manipulated images printed on Archival papers and mounted on sleek surfaces of crystal-like polished acrylic. 

Carla Ciuffo is a photo artist living in Nashville, Tennessee. Her work is an amalgam of narratives, abstracts and lyrical imagery emphasizing the enigma of being human. Quality of light, both natural and constructed, provides luminosity within alternate dimensions that expand the boundaries of her photographic world. Transplanted from New York, NY to Nashville TN, the last six years have influenced a body of work that calls upon Tennessee grace, New York grit, and a variety of surfaces and grains. Ciuffo's work can be found in collections in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris and Nashville. 

We are pleased to be featuring pieces by local jewelry designer, Alizah Greenberg, during the December 6th opening from 6 to 9 pm and during the Holiday Collectors Art Night on December 12th from 5:30 to 8 pm. 

Alizah Greenberg's work is organic, designed to reflect the world around us in all its imperfect beauty. In Greenberg's  mind, she could envision how raw gold, silver, and diamonds, could be intertwined with natural rock, crystal, semi-precious stones, leather, and polished wood to create jewelry that was both original and eminently wearable. To her wonderment, these pieces did not exist. So at age 40 Greenberg began creating the handcrafted jewelry she wanted to wear for herself. Every piece is unique, reflecting the influences in her life...the wonderful places she has lived in and traveled to...the beautiful children she's raised...the authors, artists and musicians she loves. Unknowingly, each experience-profound or otherwise-impacts the pieces she creates...joy, love, heartache, beauty, laughter, contemplation...earth and soul.

Alizah Greenberg grew up in Miami and lives in Nashville with her husband, four children and dog Ozzy.