Month: October 2009

David Maddox Reviews Our Latest Exhibit: Of Sight and Sentiment

posted by – 10/19/09 @ 11:41am

After the Art Crawl at the beginning of this month, David Maddox of the Nashville Scene, came back into the gallery to get a better look at our current exhibit Of Sight and Sentiment. His review of the show came out in the Best of Nashville 2009 Edition. So be sure to pick up The Scene and read the article found on page 110. Or read the online version here


ARTDOCS Urban Art Bizarre

posted by – 10/05/09 @ 2:22pm

Tinney Contemporary is honored to participate in the first annual ARTDOCS Benefit on Thursday, October 15th from 6 to 9 pm downtown at the Fifth Avenue Arcade. ARTDOCS will offer much-needed medical care to visual artists, writers, musicians and other performing artists in need of routine and urgent health services. One of the first programs of its kind in the country, ARTDOCS will give members of Nashville’s creative community a place to turn to address their often-overlooked medical concerns.

The Event features live music (Drummers, Percy Person, Charles Butler Group, Matt Urmy Band), food, wine and beer, fire dancers, the Nashville Rollergirls, Miss Lolly Pop’s Burlesque Coterie, Dr Sketchy’s Anti Art School, Playing by Air’s juggling and circus acts, the Spinderella’s Hula Hoop Extravaganza, live works by Graffiti artist Ragoe (Jon Judkins) and other Bizarre and amazing events. There will also be a silent auction and a small live art auction where extraordinary curios, mysterious and valuable gewgaws and fine art works will be auctioned off. 100% of these proceeds will go to ARTDOCS as well as 10% of all gallery sales for the evening. Finally, an art auction that benefits artists!

A $10 wristband charge at the Arcade entrance, which grants admission to this extraordinary event, also benefits ARTDOCS. Come celebrate with us! It’s guaranteed to be a blast!

October Art Crawl: Todd Gordon and Julyan Davis

posted by – 10/01/09 @ 5:11pm

We are really looking forward to the October Art Crawl, not only because it always proves to be an exciting night, but also to welcome Todd Gordon back to the Nashville art scene! The last time Gordon’s work was on exhibit in Nashville was a little over 3 years ago and he got rave reviews. During his last show in August of 2006, David Mattox wrote this about Todd Gordon.

“The most appealing work in the show is a series of plein air urban landscapes by Todd Gordon. He goes to scruffy parts of Brooklyn – empty lots, industrial zones, canals – and paints what he sees in a horizontal format.” click here to continue reading

Later that year, Gordon was listed in The Scene as Best In Art

“Nashville was inundated with great art in 2006 including Todd Gordon. In a very literal approach, he tries to show exactly what he saw, which gives the paintings a bit of fisheye perspective distortion, and that lends them a greater sense of scale, like they are straining to pull in the entire vista. A painting of the gray water of New York Harbor, subtly curving upward with the city pushed to the margins, was majestic.”  click here to continue reading


We also are excited to welcome for the first time to Nashville, Julyan Davis! Davis is a landscape painter whose work often expresses certain themes. This show will feature new work from his Southern music-based series. Davis says he has always been drawn to folksong and folklore and often uses it as inspiration in his paintings.

“These new paintings re-visit those old ballads. These canvases tackle the subject from a new angle.  Again, I want to make the stories contemporary: the emotions and stories are timeless, after all.” Davis says about his work.
Julyan Davis.Tinney Contemporary