Works by Tyler Shields

Presented by Tinney Contemporary at Tinney Contemporary, Nashville TN

Oct 05 2019
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Nov 29 2019
Works by Tyler Shields

Tinney Contemporary is pleased to present “TYLER SHIELDS,” an exhibition showcasing the provocative works of renowned fashion and celebrity photographer Tyler Shields.

Tyler Shields has been dubbed “Hollywood’s favorite photographer” for his work with celebrities; but, more impressive than his star-studded cast, are the narrative yarns he spins in every image. His photographs contain equal parts glamor and violence—seemingly pulling you in as they push you away. Shields pairs signifiers of wealth, power, violence, beauty and the grotesque to create fantasies containing the contradictions of modern life. Featured in Shields’ photographs are movie stars, models, guns, cars, high fashion brands, and a Tarantino-esque use of blood.

The tools of visual representation have been dispersed to the masses to create a new media. Produced and consumed by the same actors, digitally perfected, modified, shared, accelerated, accessed by multitudes in an instant, lost in the wake of the next thing, rediscovered, recycled, remixed and memed, all in a breath. This is Tyler Shields’ playground.
Shields’ work easily traverses this image-object wasteland, in which ever-shortening attention spans crave newness and shock. Shields delivers on both of these fronts with sensational images which place their subject in a sensuality and special effects fueled larger-than-life fantasy. His work cuts through a mass media-driven economy of images by engaging with the most visually represented echelon of culture—celebrity—and blowing up the traditional image making process.
In so doing, Shields blurs the line between art and editorial. He draws attention to the image itself, rather than relying on the subject’s star power—be it Tony Hawk, Lindsay Lohan, or an Hermes bag. His work is in dialogue with a long tradition of fashion photographers interested in blurring this boundary.

Source: Tinney Contemporary

ADMISSION INFO

Free Admission

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Nov 14, 2019 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Nov 15, 2019 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Nov 16, 2019 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Nov 19, 2019 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Nov 20, 2019 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Nov 21, 2019 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Nov 22, 2019 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Nov 23, 2019 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Nov 26, 2019 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Nov 27, 2019 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Nov 28, 2019 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Nov 29, 2019 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)

Additional time info:

Opening reception during the FirstBank First Saturday Art Crawl Saturday, October 5, 6pm-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
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