New Work by Tom Brydelsky
January 25-March 15, 2014

Opening Reception: February 1st, 6-9 pm
Closing Reception: March 1st, 6-9 pm 

Tinney Contemporary is pleased to present Luminous- The Encaustic Work of Tom Brydelsky. Brydelsky's mixed-media encaustic paintings are an investigation into the nature of perception, memory, and the living environment.  Composition, atmosphere, and the unique settings he encounters all contribute to these works. 

Initially, using a series of photographs he has taken, Brydelsky manipulates a picture digitally, incorporating various textures and colors to re-invent the feeling that a particular environment or object evoked.  The resulting image is printed using archival inks and paper, mounted onto a wood panel and becomes the base for an encaustic painting.  The translucent quality of encaustic directly applied to the surface augments whatever atmospheric condition the image holds. In addition, it is a media that allows for a broad range of surface textures and, by its very nature, speaks of the fragility of life and memory.

Born in 1957, Tom Brydelsky lives in New York. His works have appeared in galleries, art fairs and non-profit spaces throughout the U.S. and Europe and are included in many public and private collections.


In the rear gallery: 
Off the Page - Work by Kathryn Dettwiller 

Kathryn Dettwiller has always considered herself to be a two-dimensional artist but from time to time she finds herself literally "going off the page." Her Off the Page exhibition at Tinney Contemporary features works that are assemblages which combine various materials with other media, usually beeswax, as well as mixed media paintings with sculptural elements. 

A Nashville-based artist, Kathryn Dettwiller has been producing art, teaching and working as an arts advocate for over fifty years. Though raised in a different time, Dettwiller says she finds herself living in a culture that is constantly changing and redeveloping itself. As an artist, what she creates tends to reflect her inner sense of this world. It is within this context she addresses issues of identity, culture, frailty and vulnerability. Ultimately, Dettwiller's desire is to nurture a connection between her art and those who find meaning in the visual forms she has created.