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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Masterminds Finalist Juliette Tinnus

Posted By on Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 1:31 PM

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This Thursday SF Weekly will be hosting Artopia, an art show at Project One featuring the 10 finalists in our annual Masterminds contest. That night, we'll award $2,500 grants to three lucky artists. In the meantime, we'll be previewing the works of the works of the finalists here on All Shook Down.

Do any serious artists do still-lifes anymore? The answer is yes. Our proof: Juliette Tinnus. But the photographer applies clever twists to the old genre.

In some of her works, she combines objects that wouldn't ordinarily go together, such as tree branches decorated with Post-Its and a bullhorn covered by a leg warmer. In others, Tinnus uses old-fashioned material to make a visual counterpoint: One photo depicts what looks like a classic tabletop still-life except a crocheted fabric reads, "In a world dominated by technology," she says, "I feel inspired to return to handmade methods."

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