Upfor partners with TILT Export: for an exhibition curated by Jenene Nagy and Joshua West Smith.
TILT Export: Fanatic opens on April 2 and includes paintings by Tim Flowers and sculpture by Rebecca Ripple. The show runs through April 26, 2014 with a First Thursday reception on April 3 from 6:00 to 9:00pm.
To create his paintings for TILT Export: Fanatic, Tim Flowers took facial indentations with foil and painted the masks’ interiors from observation, his inverted features abstracted into prisms of reflected colors. He received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1985 and has exhibited his work nationally and internationally at venues including St. John’s University, NY; Holter Museum of Art, MT; and College of Fine Arts, Sydney, Australia. Tim is currently the drawing, painting and printmaking coordinator at Georgia State University. He was an artist-in- residence at the Millay Colony, NY, and taught at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Aspen, CO.
Los Angeles-based Rebecca Ripple creates sculptural installations that use highly worked material, drawing from her Catholic school education to produce objects that are rich in history both personal and historical, secular and spiritual. Ripple received her MFA from Yale University in 1995, and has exhibited throughout the United States and Italy, including at Kristi Engle Gallery in Los Angeles, the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, Tilt Gallery and Project Space in Portland, Ludwig Drum Factory in Chicago, and many others. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and has received multiple awards including a COLA City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship and a Nathan O. Freedman Endowment for Exceptional Creative Accomplishments.