tank 615

From left to right: Brian Somerville, Sean Perdue, Trey Gossett, Jason York, Owner Anne Brown, with Tank Chicken

From left to right: Brian Somerville, Sean Perdue, Trey Gossett, Jason York, Owner Anne Brown, with Tank Chicken

Tank Chicken is an interactive sculpture created to provide excitement, creativity, as well as large eggs to 5th Avenue of the Arts. The large-scale sculpture, presented by The Arts Company on the Nashville Downtown Performance Platform during the August and September Art Crawls, was created by Tank 615, a professional artist collective whose mission is to produce artwork of the highest quality and craftsmanship for public and private collections.

Through a vast depth of knowledge, talent, and experience, the four artists involved in Tank 615 believe any idea can be realized, including a colossal Tank Chicken.

Trey Gossett was born and raised in Kansas City. Beginning his career in the arts, Trey primarily worked in small metals and jewelry and 2003 received a Bachelor’s degree in sculpture from Humboldt State University. Continuing his education in 2005 Trey moved to Carbondale, Illinois and earned his MFA in sculpture from Southern Illinois University. In 2008 Trey moved to Tennessee and worked as the artist in residence at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN. During this time he continued to develop his sculptural work while also learning traditional furniture techniques and teaching courses at Tennessee Tech University. Since 2012 Trey has called Nashville home and continues to exhibit his sculpture on the regional and national levels. In 2017 along with three fellow artists Trey helped to form and is part of the art collective Tank615

Jason York is a Nashville-based artist who earned his BFA from Iowa State University and a Masters degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, with a passion for working with the inherent precision and permanence of metal. In addition to working on jewelry and small metals, he also began experimenting with ironwork.

Sean Perdue is a Nashville artist who specializes in painting & illustration. While spending most of his last 15 years and creativity in the trade of custom natural stone tile design & installation, his media of choice include oil on canvas, acrylic and ink. He currently has multiple large scale pieces hanging in various venues.

Brian Somerville sculpts to tell stories. Beneath layers of humor and nostalgia, his mixed media creations explore extensive social, political and personal themes. Brian earned a BFA from the University of Evansville and a MFA from Florida Atlantic University. Most of his beasts are created at his home studio in Burns, TN