Cowboys + Maidens
| Opening February 3, 2024 |
Do you want to have fun and experience some sick ass art? Then put away your art-speak ego and come to Chauvet Arts! Our new show Cowboys + Maidens is sure to increase your dopamine but not your vice. See master artist Carlos Gamez de Francisco's striking work alongside the fearless art of emerging artist Brandon Jones.
Pop-Up Show: Cowboy Paintings
| Opening January 4, 2024 |
Brandon Jones is a contemporary artist living in Nashville, Tennessee. As an artist, Jones expresses his creative vision through vibrant mixed-media works on canvas that draws inspiration from his personal life experiences. The colorful tears showcased in his work, represent the various emotions that we as human beings feel and experience.
Curio Unveiled: Where Art Meets Curiosity
| Opening October 7, 2023 |
Step into a world where the ordinary transforms into the extraordinary, and the curious becomes the captivating. Chauvet Arts presents 'Curio Unveiled: Where Art Meets Curiosity,' a one-of-a-kind art exhibition where curiosity takes the center stage, guiding you through an eclectic mix of art that transcends boundaries.
Americana Sunshine: A Playful Summertime Journey
| Opening July 1, 2023 |
“Americana Sunshine” invites you to revel in the joyous spirit of summer. The exhibition pays homage to a few of the iconic symbols and imagery that have become synonymous with American popular culture. From vintage neon signs, to cars and guitars, the exhibition captures the essence of carefree and vibrant moments in time.
Visitors will encounter works by new Chauvet artists Steve Buduo, Robert Felker, Tim Hooper, Chris McAdoo and John Sharp. Also in the show are gallery veterans Mark Jackson, Charles Keiger, Daryl Thetford and introducing Brandon Jones.
| Opening June 3, 2023 |
STUFFED is a photo series incorporating Justin Nolan Key's personal childhood stuffed animals, deconstructed in order to challenge inner personal trauma from his adolescence. Through the use of familiar objects, it’s an attempt at normalizing the conversation about repressed emotional wounds.
Showers Spring Summer
| Opening April 1, 2023 |
Most of us have heard the saying, “April Showers Bring May Flowers” and understand its surface meaning - that the rain will give way to growth. Digging a little deeper, we may notice that often adversity is followed by good fortune. CHAUVET Arts' exhibition, "Showers Spring", highlights the balance between opposing forces and the accord that can be achieved through embracing the ups and downs of life.
Californian Art Invasion
| Opening January 7, 2023 |
Nashville will soon be home to a California art invasion. Californians are moving to Nashville in droves. In fact, in the last 5 years, the number of Californians moving to the city has increased by 50%. While some may attribute this migration to the city’s lower cost of living, no state income tax, and Southern hospitality, others say it’s because Nashville is becoming the new Silicon Valley.
This new year Chauvet Arts is exhibiting five distinctive California artists. The exhibition, titled "California Art Invasion," will feature works by James Leonard, Buckley, Deedee Cheriel, Richard Downs and Jason Adams.
Mood: An Art Affair by Danielle Duer
| Opening December 3, 2022 |
Duer is a visual artist focused on creating narrative pieces of art meant to celebrate love, and to empower and encourage women through her fierce yet feminine style.
Urban Pop! Urban Art & Neo Pop from the American South
| Opening November 5, 2022 |
In a world that is increasingly digitized and globalized, we are constantly bombarded with information and images and connected to streams of news, updates, and notifications that can create a sense of stress or disorientation. “But because we are unable to take in the whole picture at once, we are forced to view the world in fragments, creating a sense of disarray and heightened anxiety and confusion,” writes artist Daryl Thetford.
Collective Imagination: Art Right Now
| Opening August 6, 2022 |
"Collective Imagination: Art Right Now" is an expansive group exhibition featuring work by 14 different artists working in a broad variety of mediums and styles for a unique and varied gallery experience.
We Are Nashville: Act One
| May 7th—July 23rd, 2022 |
“We Are Nashville: Act One'' is the first official exhibition of photojournalist Philip Holsinger’s award-winning journalistic initiative. This multimedia exhibition characterizes the city by telling intimate stories of Nashville residents through a vast selection of Holsinger's photos, videos, audio, journal entries, and more.
Visual Storytelling: Modern Culture
| February 5th—April 30th, 2022 |
"Visual Storytelling: Modern Culture" is a group exhibition celebrating how artists tell stories through various forms of visual media.
HONKYTONX: In the Cave
| February 2022 |
Beginning February 5th, Chauvet Arts will feature local street photographer Michael Ray Nott’s “Honkytonx” series in a multimedia installation in our second gallery space, The Cave.
SOPO: A Journey Home
| November 5—January 21, 2022 |
This immersive photo experience chronicles photojournalist Philip Holsinger’s three arduous expeditions with the nomadic Tusheti shepherds on their 155-mile migration from the high desert planes on the border of Azerbaijan, across Republic of Georgia, and into the treacherous high altitude of the Caucasus Mountains.
Balance: Order & Chaos
| Opening August 7th, 2021 |
Chauvet Arts presents “Balance: Order and Chaos,” a group exhibition highlighting order and chaos as equally active components in the natural balance of life. This diverse collection of artworks shows how artists create balanced compositions through varying degrees of harmony and disarray.
Afterimage: Sensations of Color
| Opening March 6th, 2021 |
"Afterimage: Sensations of Color" is a group show celebrating the lasting impact artists create through color. Named after the optical illusion in which an image lingers even after the viewer has looked away, "Afterimage" encourages viewers to explore their individual responses to a variety of vibrant artworks and the mental and emotional afterimages they produce.
The Art of Unity
| Winter 2020 |
For the remainder of 2020, Chauvet Arts presents “The Art of Unity,” a rotating group show featuring artworks from our diverse roster of experienced artists. In response to recent events and their major effect on the arts, this exhibit will give viewers a chance to reacquaint themselves with our wide variety of works, rediscover their love for the arts, and reinvest in the livelihoods of artists.
| Summer 2020 |
Chauvet Arts presents “Edible Dramas: Indulgent Art to Expose the Human Appetite” featuring the work of Knoxville-based artist Denise Stewart-Sanabria. Comprised of vivid “portraits” of everything from produce to subversive jelly donuts, Stewart-Sanabria’s work strives to challenge a deeper understanding of the human appetite.
Art that Matters: 20 Distinctive Women that are Changing the Art World
| Spring 2020 |
Showcasing only women artists, from Cassatt and Krasner, to artists making their mark today such as Gee Gee Collins and Marilyn Artus, this exhibition features various works from around the globe and promotes visibility for women in the arts.