23 March 2012 – Behind the Scenes at the Gallery – Tintype Gallery
Private view. Artistic Director Teresa Grimes showcasing the work of George Eksts, whose current show at Tintype, Infinials, has been selected by Time Out & The Whitechapel gallery as a Top Five event this month as part of their First Thursdays art & events. Teresa will also be speaking about her personal journey from filmmaker to gallerist.
Teresa turned her back on film and along with friend and collaborator, Pat Treasure, decided to take on the challenge of running an art gallery. Moving from Highbury to Shoreditch and then EC1, Tintype has now established itself as an important player within the contemporary art scene.
For Teresa, the ‘contemporary’ is the most exciting, vibrant and challenging space within the art world: the place where boundaries are crossed, blurred or constantly played with and where we are called upon to engage with the question of what art is or can be.
With her approachable and welcoming manner, her curating style intends to put the non-specialist viewer at ease whilst keeping alive the complexity and the spirit of the visual experience.