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Presented by Tinney Contemporary at Tinney Contemporary, Nashville TN

Mar 07 2020
Apr 13 2020


Tinney Contemporary will be open on Saturday, March 14th by appointment only. We will continue to update our gallery hours as the Covid-19 situation progresses. Please feel free to call me to schedule an appointment at (469) 507-9232.

We hope that everyone in Nashville and across the country stays safe and sanitary in the coming days and weeks.

Warm Regards,
Tyler Squires

Tinney Contemporary is pleased to present “S/AMPLE DATA,” an exhibition showcasing the varied works of Tiffany Calvert and Josh Azzarella.

Taking unique, cross-disciplinary approaches towards each piece, the artists draw from art history and anthropology while using current technology to recontextualize the imagery of the past. These reanimated cultural artifacts serve to open a dialogue into the nuances and intrigues of our ever-shifting landscape of visual media and its effect on our collective memory.

“Sample data” is a term for a data set in an experiment which is indicative of the whole. In this instance, the artists’ sample data is “existing imagery,” drawn from film and art history, which the artists then “enact experiments” upon to yield new “data” in turn. The artists’ intents are best summarized in the following question: “In what ways will the images transform, and what can that show us about how we perceive and experience?”

Tiffany Calvert systematically applies oil paint to large-scale, digital prints of Dutch still life paintings to create visual interruptions, pixilation, and glitches that recontextualize the works and place them in dialogue with an evolving, postmodern notion of perspective.

Josh Azzarella interrogates the processes by which images affect collective memory through various formats. Azzarella deconstructs this system of images—created and sustained by mass- media and the entertainment industry—by digital manipulation. His work manages to maintain a playful posture while delving into the complexities of memory, history, and representation. Azzarella’s installation for S/AMPLE DATA includes video installation, a 3D printed object, a book, and a levitating, to-scale recreation of the Monolith as seen in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Each piece is invested in the materiality of visual media, and much of Azzarella’s work might be best understood as a translation—from images and video to sound, 2d, and 3d prints.

Image: #331 Oil on Inkjet Print on Canvas 55 x 68” 2019 Tiffany Calvert

Tinney Contemporary will be accepting donations for tornado victims during the art crawl on Saturday, March 7.. PLEASE consider bringing something with you and dropping it off at the  gallery, they will be dropping off donated goods on Sunday morning. Here is a list of things that people are in dire need of: 

Baby Formula
Canned Foods
Phone chargers
Clorox Wipes
Hand Sanitizer
Dishwashing Soap

The gallery will also be selling small works by Sisavanh Phouthavong from the last show for $80 and 50% of that will be donated to Gideon’s Army. You can also donate directly to various organizations here: 

Gideon’s Army
Hands On Nashville
2nd Harvest Food Bank
Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund
Tornado Relief Fund for Industry Worker

Source: Tinney Contemporary


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Additional time info:

Opening reception during the FirstBank First Saturday Art Crawl, March 7th from 6pm to 9pm.

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


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237 5th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219
(Neighborhood: Downtown)

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