Unrequited Leisure is an artist-run gallery in Nashville, Tennessee, that functions as a curatorial project space and focuses on emerging and mid-career artists who explore screen-based approaches to critical and topical investigations. Exhibitions in the gallery are programmed and organized by its members, Chalet Comellas and Clinton Sleeper and the artworks presented are selected through a thematic curatorial framework.

We identify the significance of plurality and diverse voices and since opening in 2019, more than ninety percent of the artists shown at Unrequited Leisure are from historically underrepresented populations in contemporary art.

Visit + View

We are located at 507 Hagan Street Studio C,
The Packing Plant, Nashville, TN, 37203Gallery

Saturdays, 11-5 pm

In addition to Saturdays, we are also open by appointment and on selected special TBA dates during the month. On the First Saturday of each month we open the gallery at 11am and participate in the Wedgewood Houston Art Crawl from 5-8pm. Check our Facebook or Instagram accounts to view posts about special event times.

Reviews + Press

REVIEW: Needle in the hay at Unrequited Leisure
Ruckus Journal, Joe Nolan, 2023
Raheleh Filsoofi’s Sculpture and Video Installation Is a Meditative Mouthful
Nashville Scene, Joe Nolan, 2022
Video Work by Mary Addison Hackett Is a Deadpan Art Speak Goldmine
Nashville Scene, Laura Hutson Hunter, 2022
Best of Nashville, Writer’s Choice, Best Alternative Display: AIRspace at Unrequited Leisure
Nashville Scene, Joe Nolan, 2021
Best of Nashville, Writer’s Choice, Best Online Exhibition: Unrequited Leisure
Nashville Scene, Laura Hutson Hunter, October 12, 2020
What Good Are Galleries?
Nashville Scene, Laura Hutson Hunter, August 6, 2020
Outstanding Exhibition of Video Art Arrives Right on Time
Nashville Scene, Laura Hutson Hunter, May 14, 2020
ILSSA: Creative Practice Call and Response
Number: Inc., Patrick Vincent, September 2019
Five Art Exhibitions to See Right Now
The Tennessean Newspaper, Melinda Baker, August 2019
Alternative Gallery Spaces are Nashville’s Oldest New Trend
Nashville Scene, Joe Nolan, August, 2019