Month: October 2011


posted by – 10/17/11 @ 9:15am




It’s Monday morning–what’s going on in the world of contemporary art, or right in our backyard? Click through the newest and newsworthy.

Nashville: Gabriel Warren draws inspiration from ice in his sculpture series at the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery while Maria Campos-Pons breaks down her Afro-Cuban identity in her MAMA/Reciprocal Energy sketches. (October 13 – December 8 2011).

Nashville: George Rickey’s “Three Red Lines”–you know, the sculpture of three…red lines in front of The Frist–will finally come down on November 1.
Pasadena: Math nerds, rejoice. We just had to share this cool piece about Geometry & Art (think: fractals) by Jane Chafin.
Dallas: Mark Bradford’s exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art relies on unconventional media to get its point across.
Atlanta: The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center shows us the good, the bad, and the sexy in its newest exhibit: Sex Drive.
Worldwide: Maybe we can no longer throw around terms like “in this economy.” Art auctions may be turning the economy around…or at least providing some much-needed help.



posted by – 10/15/11 @ 2:32pm



Projects & insights from our community of artists at Tinney Contemporary.

Margery Amdur, a Tinney Contemporary artist:

“all people still desire to touch and be touched in very palpable ways,” however, the overwhelming majority of touching is through technology, that realm between the paradises of pristine nature and pixelated information.”

Have artists found a way to navigate the pixelated quagmire, (a.k.a. technology)? Is the “T-word” so much a expletive, or is it our newest sense, the keys to touching the human spirit?

In her newest exhibit, “Six Places in Motion” Margery Amdur embraces the pixelated wasteland and turns it into an undiscovered dimension of art, one which bridges our firmest differences, namely because it strikes at technology’s capacity: to speak in a language that can be fluent to all. After all, how markedly different are these pixelations from Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, or the Renaissance-era focus on symmetry, new dimensions, and a pervasive sense of harmony?

Do you think that technology can touch or trap? Let us know in the comments section below.

In Focus: Occupy, Now!

posted by – 10/12/11 @ 12:26pm


courtesy of The Huffington Post

From Wall Street to Silicon Valley dumpsters, contemporary artists are swinging back at current events in the best way they know how: through provocative art. What do you think is the Pièce de résistance? We give you our top picks:

1. In “Dumpster Diving Silicon,” Artist XVALA rifled through the trash of technology’s heavy-hitters (think: Mark Zuckerberg and not-so-anoymous CEO’s of Wikipedia, Twitter, and Google), and turned it into sculptural treasures.

2. Did the photographers behind this advertisement from AdBusters–a Canadian cultural magazine–inspire the #OccupyWallStreet movement on Twitter?

3. Vancouver, again. Althea Thauberger’s mural homage to “Death of Marat” is as politically charged as it is jarring.


Art Jumpstart

posted by – 10/10/11 @ 9:14am

It’s Monday morning–what’s going on in the world of contemporary art, or right in our backyard? Click through the newest and newsworthy.

Miami: Fresh off of Pulse Art L.A., the art fair makes its way to Miami this December. Very similar to Art Platform

Boston: If you’re in BeanTown, be sure to check out the Museum of Fine Arts’ “Degas and the Nude” exhibit. Or, you know, just read the New Yorker’s review.

Nashville: Check out all the winners from Best of Nashville 2011…agree or disagree with the winners?

New York: You know it was bound to happen. A group of artists–cheekily calling their setup “No Comment”–temporarily occupied Wall Street. Check out the photos.

Nashville: “Tracey Snelling’s Woman on the Run at the Frist is a near-miss, but a miss nonetheless.” Ouch. Will you be checking out the Frist’s newest exhibit?