Tinney Contemporary / 237 Rep John Lewis Way N. October 15, 2022 - November 26, 2022

Wendy Walker Silverman

Tinney Contemporary is proud to present The Hive Mind Dreams of Sleeping, a solo exhibition of new works by Wendy Walker Silverman.

Silverman creates subtle-yet-sublime abstract paintings conjured from recollected impressions of light on surfaces. Color and form emerge as the connective tissue throughout the body of work, accumulating significance by repetition. The interplay between hard and soft edges, hues of varying intensities, and overlapping color fields create a shifting rhythm across the surfaces of each canvas.

The exhibition’s title, The Hive Mind Dreams of Sleeping, articulates a postmodern ambivalence: the tenuous boundary between a peaceful rest and a willful ignorance, a longing for an ever-elusive tranquility amidst hyperconnectivity and information overload.

Each marking, gesture, and tone inscribes specific meanings for the artist–be it place, memory, song, myth, sensation. Yet, by abstraction, these distilled memories develop a poetic ambiguity, creating an intermediary space between artist and viewer. Silverman invites a co-creation of significance as form and color elicit response in the viewers, celebrating the projection of other narratives into this space.

Walker Silverman grew up in the deep woods of north-central Louisiana. Her work is inspired by folklore, childhood memories, a sense of place, light quality, color, and symbolic motifs drawn from the elements of the natural world.

Silverman received her B.F.A. in Studio Art from Louisiana Tech University and has lived and worked in Nashville, Tennessee for over twenty years. Silverman’s paintings are currently in private collections in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Ohio, Texas, Tennessee, Oregon, North Carolina, Washington, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and California. Her work is also on display in numerous corporate collections including the Four Seasons Nashville.

The exhibition will be on display from October 15th through November 26, 2022. The opening reception will be on November 5th in conjunction with the First Saturday Art Crawl.