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A Fluid & Emphatic Now

Presented by Tinney Contemporary and Bobby Hotel at Bobby Hotel, Nashville TN

Sep 21 2021
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Feb 28 2022
A Fluid & Emphatic Now

Tinney Contemporary is pleased to announce a unique and incredible new partnership with Bobby Hotel. Tinney Contemporary will be presenting The Collection at Bobby, a quarterly rotating art exhibition series curated by their own, Joshua Edward Bennett.

The program will present the work of local, regional, and national contemporary artists on view in the public spaces of the hotel. The direction, themes, and conversations of the exhibitions will vary from one to another. Bobby has always been more than just a hotel. Centered in Nashville’s downtown “Arts District,” it only makes sense to add some conversation to the wood-paneled walls. When at Bobby, you’re free to explore every corner, and if you’d like a guided walk accompanied with a little “hair of the dog,” give them a call.

The inaugural exhibition Fluid & Emphatic Now, launches on September 21, 2021 featuring artists Francesco Lo Castro, Stephen Collier, Elise Thompson, Joey Slaughter, Andy Mister, Alyss Estay, Arden Bender Browning, Abdi Farah, Esther Ruiz, Jaq Belcher, D-TAG, and Kelli Thompson.

Curatorial Statement:

A Fluid & Emphatic Now provides a selection of works by several artists living and working across America. For many, this is their debut showing in Nashville.  This exhibition portrays a varied range of subject matter and mediums. Photograms, paintings, drawings, sculptures, fiber, and digital works, as well as objects that settle somewhere in between, are all represented on the wood-paneled walls of Bobby Hotel. Because of the rich eclecticism and dense visual language that exalts in this space, I felt it necessary to choose bold, finely crafted eye-catching work with commanding allure.  The specific placement of  each selected piece delineates visual pathways and provides punctuations through the optical overload of Bobby’s decadence.

Beyond their rich aesthetic presence, the artworks in this exhibition are in a cooperative and contextual conversation.  Some pieces relate more readily, while others further removed by formal quality contribute to the thematic foundation in more subtle ways. These works inherently speak to our present moment of emphatic fluidity by reimagining traditional disciplines or by simply evading them altogether.  They are contemporary and welcome a soft definition. They are bright, intriguing, colorful and masterfully executed.  This exhibition visually articulates my optimism, wonder, and belief in our versatility as humans. I sincerely hope that whoever experiences this collection of work will come away feeling enriched and emphatically fluid. 

– Joshua Edward Bennett

Happy Hour with Tinney Contemporary and Bobby Hotel:

On select Wednesdays starting at 5:30pm, take a tour of the exhibition with a member of Tinney Contemporary’s staff.

Email  joshua@tinneycontemporary.com to request a tour which is free and accompanied with a complimentary glass of wine or champagne from the lobby bar.

All pieces are available for purchase. To inquire, please email joshua@tinneycontemporary.com.

 

Sources: Tinney Contemporary, Bobby Hotel

ADMISSION INFO

Free Admission

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Dec 1, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 2, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 3, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 4, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 5, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 6, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Mon)
  • Dec 7, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 8, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 9, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 10, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 11, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 12, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 13, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Mon)
  • Dec 14, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 15, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 16, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 17, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 18, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 19, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 20, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Mon)
  • Dec 21, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 22, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 23, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 24, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 25, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 26, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 27, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Mon)
  • Dec 28, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 29, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 30, 2021 at 09:00 am - 11:55 pm (Thu)

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Additional time info:

Public Opening Reception Tuesday, September 21, 6pm. Please RSVP to marketing@bobbyhotel.com.

Tours available on select Wednesdays (every other Wednesday beginning on October 6) starting at 5:30pm. Please email marketing@bobbyhotel.com to request a tour which is free and accompanied with a complimentary glass of wine or champagne from the lobby bar.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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Bobby Hotel

230 4th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219
(Neighborhood: Downtown)

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