Unrequited Leisure is an artist-run gallery in Nashville, Tennessee that focuses on emerging and mid-career artists that explore screen-based approaches to critical and topical investigations. Exhibitions in the gallery are programmed and organized by its members, Chalet Comellas Baker 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 eighty percent of the artists shown at Unrequited Leisure are from historically underrepresented populations in contemporary art, and more than fifty percent are international artists, born outside of the US.
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Outstanding Exhibition of Video Art Arrives Right on Time, Nashville Scene, Laura Hutson Hunter, May 14, 2020. https://www.nashvillescene.com/arts-culture/article/21133019/an-outstanding-exhibition-of-video-art-arrives-right-on-time
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Practice until you feel the language inside you
April 3 – May 31, 2021:
Solo Exhibition by Josephine Lee, Curated by Tanya Gayer
January – March, 2021:
Mail Art Exhibition
Adjusting the Lens: FEST!
December 3-6, 2020:
Recreational Screaming League
November 3, 2020:
Hosted by Kelly Hendrickson
September 1 – October 31, 2020:
Guest curated by Chelsea Thompto and featuring works by micha cárdenas, Anaïs Duplan, Everest Pipkin, and Chris E. Vargas.
What Could Happen
August 1 – 30, 2020:
Guest Curated by Omari Booker and featuring works by Dorse Brown, Elisheba Israel Mrozic & Aaron Mrozic.
JPEGS: Joint Photographic Experts Group Show
Jun 1- August 29 , 2020:
An experimental online group exhibition at jpegs.space
Adjusting the Lens
November 9 – 30, 2019:
A traveling screening program of experimental video featuring Shelby Adams, McLean Fahnestock, Toby Kaufmann-Buhler, Wayne Robert Thomas, Ron Lambert, and Raquel Meyers.
September 7 – 27, 2019:
A group exhibition of printed materials by ILSSA: Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts.
June 1 – 30, 2019:
A group exhibition featuring Allana Clarke, Carrie Fonder, Steve Giasson, Myriam Jacob-Allard, Julie Lequin, Kelly Lloyd, and Nathaniel Wong.
Organized by Didier Morelli, Arièle Dionne-Krosnick, Clinton Sleeper, and Chalet Comellas-Baker
April 6, 2019:
Amy Bagwell, Federico Cuatlacuatl, Greg Pond, Liliya Zalevskaya, Peter Whittenberger, Christopher Kardambikis, David Sackett, Seether Bookstore, Colleen Itani