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
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."
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.
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)."
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.
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
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.