Sisavanh Phouthavong’s “Refueling”
Michelle Jones, for the Tennessean, reviews Sisavanh Phouthavong's latest body of work, Refueling. Phouthavong's exhibition will be on display in Tinney Contemporary's rear gallery through January 12th, 2013.
A Look Back At Nashville's Year in Art
Thank you to Michelle Jones for the Tennessean recap on Nashville's year in art, highlighting numerous Tinney Contemporary exhibitions.
Hunter Museum Spectrum Gala
Tinney Contemporary Artists’ Pieces Sell
All five pieces by Tinney Contemporary artists in the Hunter Museum of Art Spectrum Gala and Art Auction on Saturday night successfully sold. The auction featured three pieces by John Folsom, one by Peri Schwartz and one by Patricia Bellan-Gillen. The pieces were selected for the Chattanooga museum's live and silent auctions by a committee that visited different galleries throughout the U.S. Spectrum raises money to support the Hunter's programs that benefit the Chattanooga area.
the Tennessee State Museum’s Textile Hall of Fame
Arlyn Ende to be Inducted
Tinney Contemporary artist Arlyn Ende will be honored at the TN State Museum Foundation's seventh annual Sparkle & Twang event this Friday evening. Arlyn will be one of four 2012 inductees into the Costume & Textile Institute, whose focus is to "recognize the fashion achievements of Tennessee-based designers and style trendsetters". Objects created by the four newest honorees will be on display at the event, along with a cocktail reception, silent auction, and musical entertainment. Congratulations to Arlyn for this much deserved honor!
Tinney Artists Featured
The Hunter Museum of Art will be hosting the Spectrum Gala and Art Auction on November 10th featuring work by three Tinney Contemporary artists. John Folsom will have three paintings in the live auction, while Peri Schwartz and Patricia Bellan-Gillen will each have one.
'The Essence of Our Ticking'
Our current show, 'The Essence of Our Ticking' was reviewed in the Tennessean this past week. The article describes Arlyn Ende's fiber works and how they interact with Jack Hastings' sculptural creations.
5th Avenue of the Arts
Come join Mayor Karl Dean at 11:00 am for a groundbreaking celebration for the 5th Avenue of the Arts district. Fifth Third Bank will host "Fifth Third Friday" with activities including, the Nashville in Harmony chorus, the Pucketts's Food Trolley, prize giveaways and Hatch Show Print will be on hand crafting commemorative Artober posters!
After remarks, Mayor Dean will lead a gallery walk along 5th Avenue and the Arcade. The walk will feature free cupcakes from the Cupcake Collection, and free passes to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts!
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Jack Hastings & Aryln Ende
The newest issue of the Nashville Arts Magazine includes an extensive write up on the work of Jack Hastings and Arlyn Ende, whose show The Essence Of Our Ticking opens at Tinney Contemporary this weekend. The article provides some interesting insight into how these artists got their starts, as well as each of their unique approaches.
Artober, a month-long celebration of Nashville's diverse community of arts and culture kicks off with the dedication of "In Concert", a community-wide mural project in the Donelson and Hermitage neighborhoods this Sunday.
The sewanee mountain messenger
The Essence of Our Ticking
"The Essence of Our Ticking", our next show featuring Sewanee based artists Jack Hastings and Arlyn Ende received a mention in the latest issue of the Sewanee Mountain Messenger.
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Flying Solo Exhibition
Tinney Contemporary artist Sisavanh Phouthavong's piece "Insectophobia #4" has been selected for the Flying Solo exhibition at the Nashville International Airport. The show will open with a reception on Wednesday, September 19th. Check out the invitation below, and be sure to take a look at the exhibition if you're flying in or out of town!
The nashville scene
In preparation for the Art Crawl this Saturday, the Nashville Scene has published a downtown gallery guide with a special mention of Tinney Contemporary. Susan Weil and José Betcourt's new show Blueprints will open this Saturday night at the first Art Crawl of the fall season. .
Wael A Sabour
Tinney Contemporary artist Wael A. Sabour continues to gain international recognition as a winner of the 2012 ArtSlant 5th Showcase. "That's Inked Up" discusses Sabour's series of mixed media prints depicting fishing boats traveling through the harbor at Alexandria. As an Egyptian artist working in the culturally diverse city of Alexandria, Sabour has always dreamt about a time and place where people of all backgrounds could live together in harmony. The boats in his prints are empty, inviting us to step in a take a journey which might force us out of our comfort zone. Along the way we are sure to encounter new people different to ourselves, and we must not only accept them but hope that they accept us in turn. The idea of diversity also applies to Sabour's physical technique of making art. Instead of being trapped in one medium, such as painting or print making, he chooses to combine the two. These different techniques work together to create a beautiful and dynamic image, reflecting Sabour's dream of worldwide harmony.
The Tennessean recently published a very informative review of Blueprints, our current show featuring photograms and cyanotypes by Susan Weil and Jose Betancourt. It discusses the "pleasingly hypnotic" effect of the "ghostly silhouettes". The review also gives a great background on Weil and Betancourt and their collaborative process of creating the pieces.
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Cut, Drawn, Painted: Works on Paper
Tinney Contemporary artist Jaq Belcher is currently exhbiiting work at Margaret Thatcher Projects in New York City. A group show consisting of artists whose process is critical to the final product, the exhibit is a collection of various artists working on or with paper.
the nashville scene
The New Real
After a rave review in July, Nashville Scene mentions Tinney Contemporary's "The New Real" as worth seeing a second time during the August Art Crawl this Saturday. Joe Nolan describes Brian Tull's glossy paintings as "stills from a sexy, suspenseful movie" (pointing out that his piece "For We Walk by Faith, Not by Sight" sold within minutes of our July opening), and reminds viewers of our back room, "where Kay Ruane's graphite and gouache scenes deserve a space all their own"
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The New Real
he Boston based Museum of Realist Art is an organization moving towards creating a museum in East Boston that focuses on exhibiting "contemporary realism, illusionism, magic realism, surrealism, and visionary realism." Putting together a collection of highly respected artists working within these styles, the Museum has sought out artists and galleries all over the country. On their facebook page, the organization mentions Tinney Contemporary's "The New Real" on exhibition until August 18th.
The New Real
In this past Sunday's Tennesseean, an article appeared by Michelle Jones commending the work in the current exhibition at Tinney Contemporary. Jones hails both the artists' pieces in the show as well as gallery director Sarah Wilson's fantastic curatorial work. The article describes why "The New Real" is a success and includes quotes from Wilson on the paintings in the show.
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Artist Konstantin Dimopoulos’s “Blue Tree in a Red Landscape” Wins
Artist Konstantin Dimopoulos' sculpture Blue Tree in a Red Landscape won the prestigious Australian Steel Institute Award today, the first time that a sculpture has received this award. The piece, "a monumental sculpture of intense blue rising out a black slate pool", was installed in 2010 at the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria's Healesville Country Club in Australia in commemoration of the Black Saturday Victorian bush fires in 2009. The artist's next project will be the installation of a public sculpture in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Tinney Contemporary artist Pam Longobardi, whose paintings and paper works are often linked to the relationship between humans and the physical world, is further exploring this theme through another medium - the Drifters Project. Founded by Pam in 2006, the Drifters Project is an effort to clean up beaches around the world by recycling the regurgitated pieces of plastic from the beaches and using them as the primary material in her artwork. Pam is currently working in Kefalonia, Greece.
american style magazine
"American Style" mentions Tinney Contemporary in their summer issue focusing on the top 25 smaller cities in the U.S. with good art scenes! The section discusses a few different places around town and what makes them unique venues for art.
nashville arts magazine
The New Real
Michelle Jones for Nashville Arts Magazine wrote a wonderfully descriptive article on "The New Real" exhbition. Jones writes about all of the artists while discussing how the curator, Sarah Wilson, selected them and the process she went through to put together such an excellent group show.
the nashville scene
The New Real
Tinney Contemporary's latest show "The New Real", opening this Friday, received a favorable mention in today's Nashville Scene article on the July Art Crawl.
James Croak Suggests Summer Reading
James Croak, an artist represented by Tinney Contemporary that uses dirt as a material to build his sculptures, has written an article for Artnet discussing various books and essays written by scholars, artists, and writers on dirt and soil. Croak comments on humans' complex relationship with the materials, how we embrace or reject them depending upon where we find them. Croak discusses in the article the history of dirt being used as a medium in fine art and how the science and art worlds often collide when natural materials are used in a piece.
John Folsom’s “Anodyne Frontiers”
Michelle Jones for the Tenessean review's Tinney Contemporary's current exhibition of John Folsom's work entitled "Anodyne Frontiers."
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Sharon Lee Hart's First Monograph
“Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals,” Sharon Lee Hart’s first monograph, is a collection of photographs and essays concerned with how many farm animals have been neglected or abused. The photographs, accompanied by essays by Karen Davis, president of United Poultry Concerns; Kathy Stevens, founder of the Catskill Animal Sanctuary; and Gene Baur, founder of Farm Sanctuary, were shown at Tinney Contemporary in December of 2010.
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Ali Cavanaugh Guest Curator
Artist A Day has chosen Ali Cavanaugh, an artist represented by Tinney Contemporary, to be a guest curator for their site. Ali's page on AAD consists of images by atists that she is both influenced and impressed with as well as text from Ali to explain why she connects with their work.
To Be Human
Writer Michelle Jones for the Tennessean reviews Tinney Contemporary's latest exhibition, guest-curated by artist Jason Lascu.
Sisavanh Phouthavong Named “New Superstar of Southern Art”
Oxford American has selected Tinney Contemporary artist, Sisavanh Phouthavong, and her husband, Jarrod Houghton, as part of its "100 Under 100: The New Superstars of Southern Art."
MAD Exhibition Featuring James Croak
In her article for ARTnews, "Mite Makes Right," writer Stephanie Murg reviews the Musuem of Art and Design's new exhibition, featuring Tinney Contemporary artist James Croak.
Peri Schwartz’s Exhibition
Writer Michelle Jones describes Peri Schwartz's exhibition as "an intriguing mix of abstract, representational art" in her article for the Tennessean.
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Tinney Contemporary artist James Croak is one of the artists featured in MAD's latest exhibition, Swept Away: Dust, Ashes, and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design. The exhibition, which opened on February 7th, "highlights works that deal with issues such as the ephemeral nature of art and life, the quality and content of memory, issues of loss and disintegration, and the detritus of human existence."
Wael Sabour’s Work Selected as 1st 2012 Showcase Winner
Tinney Contemporary artist Wael Sabour's new work, "Just Toys 1," has been selected as one of 1st 2012 Showcase Winners of Art Slant magazine.
Tennessee collage artist, Arlyn Ende, was listed in Aesthetica Magazine's "Art and Culture" publication. Ende will be exhibiting new works at Tinney Contemporary in October 2012.
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On Tinney Contemporary & Interiors, Inc.
Nashville Lifestyles magazine article focuses on local designer Jonathan Pierce's new show on HGTV, "Interiors, Inc." Tinney Contemporary gallery owner, Susan Tinney, is mentioned in the article. Susan and Tinney Contemporary will be the feature of an upcoming episode of Interiors, Inc. The episode is scheduled to air in March.