Tinker at 80: Looking Back – Moving Ahead


Opens Friday October 5, 2012

Betts Gallery is excited to be hosting Norman Tinker’s exhibit Tinker at 80: Looking Back- Moving Ahead , a mini mini retrospective of his years as a sculptor. The opening reception is Friday October 5 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm. This body of work covers a span from 1957 through the present. Photographs of past work will accompany new collages and sculptures to bring us up Tinker’s present. During the past year, Tinker has been making drawings and collages using some older sculptures as models. This represents a coming together of two-dimensional work with three-dimensional ideas.

Norman Tinker explains “When I turned 79 and began my 80th year last October, I began a self-indulgent process of thinking about what I would like to do to celebrate my 80th birthday. One’s 80th is a real milestone for most people, and should be for me. I soon found myself thinking about a show, something different than a normal show of just recent work.” What resulted is this mini retrospective.