Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery

Hours: Mondays-Fridays, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, free admission
401 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37243. (615)741-1701 (V/TDD)
For ADA inquires, please contact William Coleman at (615) 532-9797.

Current Gallery Exhibit

Jodi Hays: Archival Spelunking
November 21, 2014 - January 9, 2015

To the curious eye Hays stands as an abstract painter. However, she sees her work not as a representation of a thought or place, but as a process. After years of collecting images, words and ideas, Hays gathers disparate recollections and forms them into a singular idea, image or title.
The paintings are her response to physical and psychological surroundings, a result of a slow meander or spelunk through bits of language, image and process. Despite the use of hard edges and tape as resist and compositional tools, Hays’ work reveals an emotional vulnerability rooted in the language of contemporary painting.
Hays lives and works in Nashville, TN. She has exhibited her work at the Brooks Museum of Art, Boston Center for the Arts and a variety of galleries. Collectors of her work include the J. Crew Company, Tennessee State Museum, Music City Center, Gordon College and Avenue Bank. She is the recipient of several grants including a Tennessee Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship Award. More information…


Cover image: Work Force by Jodi Hays

Past Gallery Exhibits: 2012 - Present

Construct & Connect: The Role of Graphic Design

Denice Bizot: Baxwin's Best

Clorinda Bell: Cuzco School of Religious Art

Suta Lee - Public/Private

Beth Edwards - Antidotes

Peggy Root - Strong Bones

Neely Crihfield - Artist / Apprentice

Kimberly Winkle - Not Overly Serious

James Breed - Eighteen Wheels