Tinney Contemporary / 237 Rep John Lewis Way N. July 6 - August 10th

Fatema Abizar
David Onri Anderson
Arden Bendler Browning
Loren Erdrich
Nan Goldin
Virginia Griswold
Mary Addison Hackett
Jodi Hays
Abshalom Jac Lahav
Michi Meko
James Perrin
Felandus Thames
Mamie Tinkler
Vadis Turner

Tinney Contemporary is proud to present The Sink, guest curated by Jodi Hays. The exhibition will run from July 6 to August 10, 2024. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 6 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in conjunction with the First Saturday Art Crawl. Stay tuned for information on additional artist talks and other special programming.

The works in this exhibition embody disparate modes of making that are all process-driven in their own right, relying on accumulation of moments, of material, of pigment or studio detritus. These often-invisible processes—reflected in Hays’ focus on dyeing and “pooling” as a curatorial thread—yield works with a certain density. There’s a weight to Vadis Turner’s uncanny “spill,” spreading on the floor like milk; to Nan Goldin’s poignant photographic meditations on abuse and addiction, to each of the artists working with non-traditional pigments and processes.

The Sink seems to beckon to the invisible domestic labor historically demanded of women; to submerging and cleansing (a banal sort of baptism), to the sink as hold-all (everything-but-the-kitchen-sink), to water pooling and draining; to what Hays aptly calls the “peaks and valleys of labor” (or, put another way, Dish Pit Sisyphus’ proverbial boulder). It points to the processes of staining and dyeing, porousness and dispersion, scouring and binding; to transformation, flux and fluidity.

The exhibition reflects the ambivalence of the domestic sphere: a place that signifies both safety and oppression. The Sink connotes sunken-ness, a depressive-detachment, wreckage lost beneath the surface, visible only when the tides are low: an inescapable past which haunts the present. The works here reckon with these ghosts.

The exhibition will be on view at the gallery located at 237 Rep. John Lewis Way, Nashville, from Tuesday to Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM. For additional information or price list, please contact Joshua or Hunt at 615-255-7816 or joshua@tinneycontemporary.com

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In Memory of Danila Rumold