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

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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)." 

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

As seen in Flightnetwork's Article - 72 hours in Nashvillethe 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." Read the full article here or visit

Crawl Space: April 2018, Featuring White Noise

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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

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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. Read On >>



Nashville Arts Magazine on Welcome To The Orange West

This month, Tinney Contemporary premieres Joel Daniel Phillips: Welcome to the Orange West, a prescient exhibition of hyperrealistic charcoal and graphite drawings which quietly sunder relics of collective nostalgia. Phillips, an artist best known for his evocative large-format portraits of people at society’s fringe, found himself necessarily responsive to those queries warranted by Schutz’s painting earlier this year. Welcome to the Orange West is a continuation of Phillips’s investigations into the documentation of elusive narratives—yet marks a conscious re-examination of artistic... on

Supersonic Art Gallery on Welcome To The Orange West

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Joel Daniel Phillips Explores Invented Realities and Westward Nostalgia in His New Body of Work. 

Opening on Saturday, October 7th at Tinney Contemporary in Nashville, Tennessee is artist Joel Daniel Phillips' solo exhibition "Welcome to the Orange West".

Writer Mia Sullivan takes a look:

It all started with a sign for dinosaur- guarded Deb's Cafe, featuring Pepsi! and a cryptic message: 



Joel Phillips came across this sign while wandering Route 66 near Tulsa, Oklahoma shortly after he moved from San Francisco to Tulsa for an artist residency.