tina linville

I combine basic tendencies of collecting and arranging with textile construction processes that showcase human ingenuity to transform salvaged everyday objects and materials into densely worked sculptural forms.

I create things that side step easy categorization inspired by structures of play. My art operates within the blur where distinctions between abstraction and representation, objecthood and installation, form and surface, craft and design are hard to make out. What is ordinary becomes mysterious and out of undervalued parts comes an indelible whole.

Image above:
detail view of "Happy Anniversary" 2021, salvaged objects and materials, sticks from my backyard, dyed and printed fabrics, ribbon yarn, thread, markers, puffy paint and acrylic paint.

This show is currently on view in "Wall Hangings" at Four Fourteen Gallery through July 3, 2021. Learn more about the show at www.fourfourteengallery.org/wall-hangings.