August 2016 Exhibitions, Events and News
In Las Vegas
Disconnected: the Creation of an American Phenomenon, at the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, June 24 – August 8. Opening June 24, 6-9PM. Lee Cannarozzo curates an exhibition of temporary installations based around artifacts from the Neon Museum.
KUSO Project at the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery August 22-September 30. KUSO Project presents the artwork of 12 young Taiwanese artists. Kuso is the term used in East Asia for the Internet culture that generally includes all types of camp and parody. This exhibition explores the cultural phenomenon of today’s online world through the creative vitality of a young generation. The show include painting, photography, sculpture, digital work, video, installation, and an interactive installation. It is presented in association with the Cultural Ministry of Taiwan and Hungkuang University.
Christopher A. Jones, Usus, Gloria, at the Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery through September 9.
FIVE, Deborah Aschheim, Erin Cosgrove, Lucky DeBellevue, Ash Ferlito, David Gilbert at the Marjorie Barrick Museum, through September 10. See Dawn-Michelle Baude’s review in the Las Vegas Weekly and Carol Cling’s article in the Review-Journal. Read the Settlers + Nomads 5 for FIVE interview with Deborah Aschheim here. Read the 5 for FIVE interview with Ash Ferlito here.
FIVE Screenings: Erin Cosgrove’s The March of History and In Defense of Ghosts, and Lucky DeBellevue’s Sahara/March. Video screenings at 1 and 3 PM every Saturday through September 10 at the Marjorie Barrick Museum.
Aesthetics Primary, a group show at at the Historic Fifth Street School Mayor’s Gallery, through September 29. Featuring Kim Johnson, Susanne Forestieri, Linda Alterwitz, Shelbi Schroeder, Gig Depio, David Ohlerking, Laura McEwan-Dase, James Stanford, Wendy Chambers, Felicia Mora, Nanda Sharifpour, Ali Fathollahi, Kathleen Nathan, Robert Beckmann, Salley Sawyer, Ghiasar Nejad Hanzali, Rossitza Todorova, Dave Rowe, Noelle Garcia, Maureen Halligan, and Yvette LaForce. Open by appointment only. Call 702-229-1012.
In Transition: Female Figurines from the Michael C. and Mannetta Braunstein Collection. This exhibition focuses on the female figurine, specifically those forms depicting the transition from maidenhood to motherhood. At the Marjorie Barrick Museum.
Last month Las Vegas learned the sad news of the closing of The Beat Coffeehouse and the relocation of Emergency Arts in the coming months (read the Las Vegas Weekly article here). We’re grateful for the opportunities, experiences and community that Jennifer and Michael Cornthwaite created in that space and in downtown, Las Vegas. Looking forward to their future collaborations and visiting Emergency Arts as it transitions into its new home upstairs at the corner of Fremont and Sixth Street.
With the changes at Emergency Arts, Satellite Contemporary Gallery is temporarily? closing its doors. Boldly founded in Las Vegas (“with it’s wild and unruly reputation, we have found Las Vegas to be the perfect fit for our ambitions”) by Flagstaff artists and educators Nicole Langille, Christopher Kane Taylor and Dennis K. McGinnis, Jared Jelsing (San Francisco), and later joined by Las Vegas’ D.K. Sole, the gallery featured the work of local, national and international artists including Sheilah Wilson, Bridget Mullen, Travis Iurato and Jim White. We hope to see the gallery re-open its doors in a new downtown Las Vegas location sometime in the near future.
Call for Art
The College of Southern Nevada, Department of Fine Arts, Art & Art History Program is currently accepting exhibition proposals for its 2017 – 2018 Exhibition Season for the College’s Fine Arts Gallery and Artspace Gallery. Solo and group exhibitions of all media and genre will be considered. The deadline for proposals is September 15. Full prospectus here.
The Neon Museum invites qualified Nevada artists to submit proposals for participation in the annual Nevada Artist Residency. A partnership between the Neon Museum and the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum, the residency calls for working artists, writers or poets to create work inspired by the Neon Museum’s sign collection. Deadline August 18. Full details here.
Surface Design Association member and non-member artists working in or inspired by fiber arts and/or textile media are invited to submit work for a juried issue of the Surface Design Journal entitled Crafting Community: SDA Inaugural International Exhibition in Print. Selected work will appear in print in the winter 2016 issue of the Surface Design Journal (publication date December 23, 2016). Deadline September 15. Link to call here.
Tilting The Basin: Contemporary Art of Nevada. Nevada Museum of Art Curatorial Director and Curator of Contemporary Art JoAnne Northrup has partnered with Las Vegas-based art advisor Michele Quinn to co-curate Tilting the Basin: Contemporary Art of Nevada. The exhibition will be reprised in Las Vegas in 2017 at a venue to be determined. Exhibiting artists: Chris Bauder, Megan Berner, Rebekah Bogard, Mark Brandvik, Galen Brown, Erik Burke, JW Caldwell, Nate Clark, Tim Conder, Matthew Couper, Joseph DeLappe, Gig Depio, Russell Dudley, Jeffrey Erickson, Justin Favela, Jen Graham, Sush Machida Gaikotsu, Ahren Hertel, Brent Holmes, Katty Hoover, Shawn Hummel, Eunkang Koh, Wendy Kveck, Nick Larson, Katie Lewis, Sarah Lillegard, Omar Pierce, Krystal Ramirez, JK Russ, David Ryan, David Sanchez Burr, Sean Slattery, Brent Sommerhauser, Rachel Stiff.
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada. August 5-October 23. Members’ Premiere August 4. For more information about the exhibition and the opening weekend artist talk and panel click here.
Read an interview with the curators JoAnne Northrup and Michele Quinn – “Tilting the Basin: Nevada States of Mind” in Juxtapoz here.
Mary Warner, In The Woods, New Paintings at the Oats Park Art Center in Fallon, Nevada, through August 4.
Dirigibles of Denali: Cheechako Wizard Suicide Runners, Nathan Shafer & Joelle Howald, at Practice Gallery, Philadelphia. August 5-28. Opening reception August 5, 6-10 PM.
Justin Favela, Mi Casa es Mi Casa at the OXS Gallery in the Nevada Arts Council building in Carson City, opens August 8.
Matthew Couper with Valerie Bos, Lorene Clotworthy Taurerewa, and Rhys Lee at PAULNACHE, Aotearoa, New Zealand. Through August 12.
Settlers + Nomads: 269 miles, a one-night event hosted by BLAM Projects, part of the gallery’s three week programming Hot August Nights curated by Joe Wolek in conversation with the group exhibition On the Distant Horizon. Audrey Barcio, Catherine Borg, Mark Brandvik, Yasmina Chavez, Lauren Adkins, Andreana Donahue, Stephen Hendee, Danielle Kelly, Wendy Kveck, Brent Holmes, David Sanchez Burr, Javier Sanchez and Mikayla Whitmore. August 20, 8PM at BLAM Projects, Los Angeles.
Tamar Ettun, The Yellow Who Wants at the Uppsala Art Museum through August 21
Make, Natalie Ball and Noelle Garcia at SOIL Gallery, Seattle. July 7 – August 29.
Charles Gute at Manifesta 11, What We Do for Money, Zurich, through September 18
Justin Favela, Con Cariño: Artists Inspired by Lowriders, through October 10, at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, NM.
Featured image: Brent Sommerhauser, Well, in Tilting the Basin: Contemporary Art of Nevada at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno. Image courtesy the artist, Nevada Museum of Art and Christopher Smith.