FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Gavin Bunner, “The What Show!”
Amy Jean Porter, “Tiny Horses Say What”
March 3 April 7, 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 3, 6-9pm
Crossroads of the World
6671 Sunset Blvd., No. 1512, Hollywood, CA 90028
Gallery Director: Cris McCall
Associate Director: Jessica Wimbley
323-463-0039; fax, 323-463-0042
Web site, http://www.tinlark.com
Gallery hours, Wednesday Saturday, 12-6pm; and by appointment
Images: Gavin Bunner, “Ocean”; and Amy Jean Porter, “Barb”.
Collectors Flock to Hollywood to Find Works Of Emerging Artists at Accessible Prices
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - The grand opening of Tinlark, a new gallery in the 1936 landmark complex, Crossroads of the World, attracted a crowd of 350 collectors to its opening night on Saturday, January 13th. Jeanne Tripplehorn stopped by between Golden Globe parties, actress Lauren Tom purchased a piece by artist Nancy Baker Cahill, Sunrise Ruffalo collected a piece by Marci Washington, and the crowd enjoyed hors d'oeuvres from Top Chef favorite Betty Fraser.
Tinlark is the first for-profit endeavor for Owner and Director, Cris McCall, who established the high-profile annual art sale fresh stART in 2000 that raises funds for Los Angeles arts programs for at-risk youth.
The second exhibition for the gallery is What/What featuring the neo-pop paintings of Midwestern artist Gavin Bunner. Bunner locates iconic popular images on Google and uses them to create wholly modern narratives.
The opening reception for What/What is Saturday, March 3rd, 6-9pm. Tinlark will also feature the drawings of Chicago artist Amy Jean Porter in the project room. The show runs March 3rd-April 7th, 2007.
The general focus of Tinlark Gallery is to showcase emerging talents new to the Los Angeles art market. The gallery emphasizes paintings, works on paper and photography. In addition, the project room provides an opportunity for more experimental installations and multi-media experiences.
Said McCall, "By having the highest critical and curatorial standards, we're exhibiting artists who are positioned to make great contributions to the contemporary art world."