Nashville Scene

Crawl Space: December 2018

Tinney Contemporary’s Group Holiday Exhibition is a great example of how this season can bring art and commerce together in the joyous tradition of gift-giving. Tinney is among the most consistently challenging of the downtown galleries, and this show features work by standouts like Jaq Belcher, Andy Harding, Carol Mode and more — including painter James Perrin, who gave Tinney its best show of 2018.


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Interview with Hunter Invitational IV Artist Sisavanh Phouthavong

Conceived in 2007 as a means to look more deeply at artists in our region, the exhibition coming to the Hunter this fall is the fourth Invitational organized by Hunter Museum Chief Curator Nandini Makrandi.  The Invitational will showcase current works by some of the most compelling, innovative artists in the Southeast today. We are thrilled that our very own Sisavanh Phouthavong is included in this exhibit.

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Nashville Influencers: Susan Tinney

Whether you’re looking for a painting to hang over your sofa, or just a quiet and meditative space to see art, Tinney Contemporary welcomes both Nashville locals and visitors. The inviting, brightly lit glass façade of this art gallery gives way to a shiny black floor that, like dark pond, reflects the artwork hanging on the white walls. 




A Fine Art: Susan Tinney

Our very own Susan Tinney made the cover of August's Focus! "If Susan Tinney seems to look at home in her namesake gallery, it might have something to do with how she got her start: by exhibiting art in her own home. Just after finishing graduate school with a degree in molecular biology — a career she's pursued throughout her life — Susan felt like something was missing. A lifelong art collector, she decided to focus on her passion for art."

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Crawl Space: August 2018

As a writer, I can rally behind artists who decorate their canvases with text or populate their prints with words and phrases. Altered Language at Tinney Contemporary features paintings by Cecil Touchon and Niels “Shoe” Meulman that deconstruct language and text in aesthetic explorations that pull from calligraphic traditions, graphic design and graffiti tags. The result is an abstracted lens on language that evokes the formal beauty of written text but also highlights the power of characters scrawled and scripted.


The Wall Street Journal

'Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century’ Review: Trying to Corral the Uncorralable

[Featuring James Perrin's work] ‘Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century” (whose title is unfortunately redolent of the “shock and awe” of the Iraq War) comprises work made before, or independently of, Frist Art Museum chief curator Mark Scala’s idea for the exhibition. Like all anthology shows, this one is a kind of collage, a meta work of art. Of course, the products of artists are often used in ways their makers didn’t intend, and contemporary artists are happy to be included in almost any reputable museum exhibition

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Chaos And Awe Ushers In A New Era at The Frist

Featuring James Perrin's work, “Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century,” at the Frist receives praises by local publication. "The presence of Perrin’s painting, “Semiosis on the Sea,” is like a signal that Nashville has been part of a greater discussion of contemporary art all along."


the tennessean

James Perrin Taps Into 'Primordial' Form of Communication

Perrin spoke with The Tennessean about his work and current exhibition, “Heterogeneity,” on view at Tinney Contemporary through June 30.  An opening reception for the artist will be held 6-9 p.m. June 2. Perrin’s work also will be included in the Frist Art Museum’s upcoming exhibition, “Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century,” opening June 22.

the observer

Nashville named one of the 5 best cities in the world with up-and-coming art scenes by Observer

Nashville's art scene was named one of the top five up and coming art scenes in the world by Observer! Tinney Contemporary is mentioned as one of the "keystone figures in the commercial art gallery (scene)." 



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Flight Network Features Tinney Contemporary in Guide to 72 Hours In Nashville

As seen in Flightnetwork's Article - 72 hours in Nashville, the international travel site wrote "We promised more than music, and also a look into the great culture and art scene in Nashville, and the best place to truly experience that is at Tinney Contemporary." 


Crawl Space: April 2018 featuring white noise

White Noise marks the return of gallery favorite Jaq Belcher to Tinney Contemporary (237 Fifth Ave N.). The artist’s cut-paper works incorporate textural designs that are so precise and complex it can be easy for viewers to overlook the fact that all of Belcher’s works are presented in sheets of bright-white paper. This new exhibition will also feature a site-specific floor-covering drawing that will likely be the show’s highlight. It’s the downtown show you won’t want to miss this weekend.


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Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century, featuring James Perrin

Featured in ArtNet News as the top 25 must see exhibitions this Spring, Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century includes paintings by an international array of artists, including Franz Ackermann, Ahmed Alsoudani, James Perrin, Eddy Kamuanga, Wangechi Mutu, Sue Williams, and many more, that induce feelings of disturbance, mystery, and expansiveness through the portrayal of forces shaping and hastening social transformation in ways that are increasingly difficult to predict, such as globalism, ideological conflict, technology, science, and philosophy.

Art Works: 40 for 40 Project
(Carla Ciuffo) 
January 2018

This spring Metro Arts is launching Art WORKS, an initiative to acquire two-dimensional art works created by local artists for installation in public spaces within Metro buildings. At a media event on January 18, 2018, Mayor Megan Barry announced the “40 for 40” project, the first phase of the program which will mark Metro Arts’ 40th anniversary and result in the installation of 40 artworks in the Historic Metro Courthouse and the Metro Office Building. These new works will join 50 other pieces that form the city’s “One Percent for Art” public collection. This new program is a key recommendation in Metro Arts’ Public Art Community Investment Planadopted in spring 2017.


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