Tori Tinsley, "Contact Comfort" Solo Exhibition At Wonder Root

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Tori Tinsley, "Contact Comfort" Solo Exhibition At Wonder Root

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Tori Tinsley solo exhibition, "Contact Comfort", at WonderRoot The exhibition "Contact Comfort" will feature new paintings and sculptures by multi-media artist Tori Tinsley. Tinsley's work simulates the slow erasure and uncertainty experienced in losing her mother to an incurable brain disease called fronto-temporal degeneration. An escape from finitude extends into the way she creates her work; hands, fingers, and bits of familiar imagery are apparent but are scuttled by marks and layers. From the love studies of psychologist Harry Harlow, she introduces the synthetic mother figure who comforts without connecting. Her work confronts guilt, fear, a nostalgic yearning for reconnection, and an attempt to find meaning through resilience. The exhibition dates for this show are March 5, 2015 through April 21, 2015. The Opening Reception will be held Thursday, March 5, from 6 to 8PM. Tori Tinsley (b. 1980) received her BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Michigan, MAAT in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is currently pursuing her MFA in Painting and Drawing from Georgia State University. Over the past year she has served as research assistant for ART PAPERS magazine, artist assistant to Pam Longobardi in Greece, intern at BurnAway, and was a fellow resident at Hambidge last summer. Most recently she participated in both BurnAway's Art Crush auction and ART PAPERS annual art auction. More information can be found at www.toritinsley.com
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