Tinder, who currently teaches art at
"I want them to be drawn in by the composition," he said. "They are strong, sometimes awkward compositions from a distance, but can be dissected up close. The imagery I use can be from my past, but there are some universal things in it -- bringing out feelings of nostalgia."
The work is influenced by Tinder's love of photography, which he does for his own enjoyment. He cuts photos up and begins to assemble them into something new.
"It's putting images together that weren't together and then reconciling it all," he said.
He earned a master's degree from
Tinder creates predominantly paintings and drawings, but doesn't believe he has a strong influence from any one artist or type of art. He calls his
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
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