PIECES OF STORIES: a two woman exhibition featuring Hibiki Miyazaki and Melinda Tidwell
ZINC contemporary is pleased to present its second two-woman show of the year featuring the dreamlike narrative prints and paintings of Hibiki Miyazaki and the formal non-objective collages of Melinda Tidwell in PIECES OF STORIES. Both artists combine pieces of text and imagery together to create new narratives in their proximity.
Miyazaki creates works on paper and panel that weave wry humor and intentional ambiguity into narratives laden with psychological tension. In addition to her artwork, Hibiki Miyazaki has worked for twenty years as a personalization artist for a family-run headstone company and it was there that she discovered the sandblasting technique recognized in her intaglio prints. Miyazaki’s work can be found in the collections of the Portland Art Museum, Hallie Ford Museum, and Oregon Health Sciences University.
Melinda Tidwell's work is a careful reorganization of discarded book materials into non-objective collage. While her compositions are formal, her content is playful and witty. Pulling from a broad swath of unrelated texts, she constructs a playground of suggestions within an atmosphere of restraint and control. Her work invites viewers to weave their own narrative. Tidwell’s collages are included in numerous private and corporate collections including Nordstrom, Twitter and Hudson Pacific Properties.