Jan 13th 2019

Cody Tumblin: Stray Light Shadow Between + Kevin McNamee-Tweed: Beret Debt

@ Devening Projects

3039 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

Opening Sunday, January 13th, from 4PM - 7PM

On view through Saturday, February 16th

CODY TUMBLIN, Stray Light Shadow Between


January 13 – February 16, 2019
Opening reception: Sunday, January 13, 4-7pm

Devening Projects is very pleased to invite you to Cody Tumblin’s second solo exhibition with the gallery and Kevin McNamee-Tweed’s first. Both artists bring fresh approaches to abstraction and narrative painting traditions. Producing assembled and dyed canvasses (Tumblin) and whimsical glazed ceramic works (McNamee-Tweed), we see in this work, a shared exuberance for the sheer pleasure of invention and making. Please join us for a reception for the artists on Sunday, January 13 from 4-7pm.

Cody Tumblin currently lives and works in Chicago, IL where he received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013. Recent solo and two-person shows include It Blooms Tomorrow at Good Enough in Atlanta GA, Today’s Special at Mild Climate in Nashville TN, Shits and Giggles with Keith Allyn Spencer at Skylab Gallery in Columbus OH, and The Outlet Gallery curated by Katy Cowan in Milwaukee WI. Other projects include exhibitions at SPF15, LVL3, Devening Projects, and the Packing Plant. Selected recent group shows include As If A Field Could Become Some Dream curated by Brian Scott Campbell at No Place Gallery in Columbus OH, Winter Romance at Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago IL, Water and Dreams curated by Katy Cowan at Chicken Coop Contemporary in Portland OR, Mother Popcorn curated by Peter Shear and Kevin McNamee-Tweed at Big Medium in Austin TX, and PRTY PPL curated by Josh Reames at Circuit 12 in Dallas TX. Cody is expected to release a community collaborative recipe book titled Today’s Special this January and will be participating in an Ace Hotel residency in Chicago this February.

Raised in North Carolina, Kevin McNamee-Tweed received a BFA from New York University in 2008 and will receive an MA and MFA from the University of Iowa in 2019 and 2020. His work has been exhibited internationally, ranging from installations and visual art to handmade books and widely distributed publications. Recent projects include solo exhibitions at Rod Barton (London), The Still House Group (New York) and The Menil Collection Bookstore (Houston). Forthcoming projects include solo exhibitions at Eduardo Secci (Florence, Italy) and Steve Turner (Los Angeles), a group show at Harper’s Books (New York), a curatorial project at Big Medium (Austin), and a publication of drawings with Terry Bleu Publishing (Amsterdam, Holland). He is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies including the 2018 Willhelm and Jane Bodine Fellowship, the 2017 Iowa Arts Fellowship, the 2016 Montello Foundation Fellowship, the 2017 Bay Space Artist in Residence, and awards for Best Solo Exhibition of 2012, Best Exhibition Curation 2015, and Best Work of Art in 2014 from the Austin Critics Table in Texas. He currently lives and works in Iowa City, Iowa.

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