Tinney Concept: The Price Is Right

Featuring Paintings & Sculptures Under $500 by Tinney Artists Kuzana Ogg, Martica Griffin & Andy Harding as well as emerging artists Amanda Brazier, Caroline Pinney, & Kelly Sheppard Murray

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Tinney Concept is pleased to present our third online exhibition featuring budget friendly fine art. Spanning a diversity of styles and mediums, the show highlights work ideal for those looking to begin their collections—or to expand existing ones—at an approachable price point.

Kuzana Ogg was born in Bombay in 1971. She spent her formative years living in a diversity of cities; from Bombay, she immigrated with her parents to England and then to New York. 

It was as an art student at SUNY Purchase that Kuzana met her husband and began the work in love and paint of revisiting the garden of her childhood. They married after their graduation in 1995, and moved to South Korea, spending the next six years teaching English in historic Kyung Ju. Returning to the United States in 2001, they lived first in New Mexico, migrated to California's Central Valley ten years later, and then returned to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2017.Ogg’s global citizenship imbues her work with a distinct sense of cultural hybridity, examining notions of home, memory and history and the way these things shape identity. Ogg has been exhibited extensively in the US and abroad, in cluding several solo shows at Tinney Contemporary, the latest of which can be viewed here.

Andy Harding creates wood and metal sculpture, mixed media installations, artist books, and collage here in Nashville, TN. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows at Tinney Contemporary, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville Public Library, San Diego Art Institute, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA, and Art Chicago. His work engages in a dialog between materials and concepts. His process entails drawing, coloring, cutting, shaping, and layering disparate materials into harmonious compositions.  Geometric and organic shapes combine within these compositions to explore the dynamic cycle of order and entropy that bears witness to both the emergence of form and its dissolution in the multifaceted processes that make up the natural world.  The finished pieces call to mind scientific diagrams, natural forms and even abstracted figures in their wriggling, writhing shapes.  Living beings, materials, ideas, and forces all occupy distinct positions in the grand web of relations, yet nothing is static.  In essence, this work is a reflection or a meditation on both the interrelatedness and the unique singularity of all things.

Martica Griffin is a Nashville-based painter. Her current work—non-representational and figurative—uses a strong sense of graphics, texture and color. Griffin’s evocative and ambiguous mode of working turns the task of imposing structure and meaning upon the viewer. She states, "I work to have a sense of depth and various levels of thought in each painting so every viewing brings something new, fresh and exciting." Her work has been highlighted in several Tinney exhibitions and is collected across the state of Tennessee. 

Amanda Brazier was born and raised in Nashville and currently lives and works in Chattanooga. She is a facilitator for the public art organization Mark Making and her work has been shown in galleries and museums across the country. Brazier is interested in primitive shelters, textiles, and the process of weaving—as well as the significance of the artifacts created by these processes. She sees a parallel between these art forms and painting in their use of texture and pattern. Brazier crafts her own paint from rocks and clays she finds in her surroundings, crushing them in her studio with mortar and pestle and mixing the compound with linseed oil. Her paintings are thus deeply rooted in both environment and place, exhibiting a distinct color palette and sense of rhythm.

Kelley Sheppard Murray is interested in the interaction between people and environment. Working primarily in sculpture, Murray builds her sculpture off found industrial materials. In so doing, she highlights the footprint of industrialization on the environment, recontextualizing artefacts of urban development by reclaiming them and repurposing them. Her sculptures are bright and numerous, resembling sea coral and immersing the viewer in a world of defamiliarized forms. Thus, Murray’s work investigates culturally constructed notions of natural beauty by blurring the binary between man-made and natural forms. 

Caroline Pinney received her Bachelor of Fine Arts (emphasis in painting and printmaking) from The University of Alabama in 2016, and moved to Nashville, Tennessee to further develop her own visual language in a community whose culture is stimulated by art and music. She recently moved to Richmond, Virginia in order to connect with another growing creative community. Pinney’s work treads the line between gestural and more controlled methods of painting, often traversing this dichotomy and blurring the boundary between the two. Through her oil paintings, she seeks to create a space in which viewers are able to bring their own experience into their interpretations of each piece.