May 2016 Exhibitions, Events and News
In Las Vegas
Chris Bauder, The Gathering, at the Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery through May 6
Shelby Shadwell, COMEDIE at the College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts Gallery through May 28.
Andy Kirk and Kristian Purcell, Doom Towns: The People and Landscapes of Atomic Testing, a Graphic History, in the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery (downtown) through May 26
Rachel Stiff, Framing the West at the Winchester Cultural Center Gallery May 3- June 24, Artist Reception May 6 5:30-7:30
North East, a group exhibition at the Left of Center Gallery through July 2. Opening reception is May 7.
UNLV BFA Exhibition at the Donna Beam Gallery of Fine Art, through May 28.
Debris Field, Work by Jared Jelsing, Nicole Langille, Dennis McGinnis, D.K. Sole, and Christopher Taylor at Satellite Contemporary Gallery in Emergency Arts, May 14 – June 10, 2016. Reception, May 14, 6-9pm
Ellsworth Kelly, an exhibition organized by Michele C. Quinn will be on display in the Marjorie Barrick Museum’s INNER GALLERY, through May 14. The works on view are generously on loan from Gemini G.E.L and several private Las Vegas collections.
Screening: Ellsworth Kelly: Fragments every Saturday, 1-2PM through May 14
Unseen Selections: Las Vegas Art Museum Collection, at the Marjorie Barrick Museum, through May 14
Alisha Kerlin, Greater Roadrunners. The Springs Preserve’s newest Garden Art Exhibit is on display daily in the Botanical Garden through May 18. Access to the gardens to see the exhibit is free.
Myranda Bair, High Noon at the Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery, May 16 – July 8, Opening Reception on May 20 from 6-8 PM, Artist Talk at 6:30
FIVE, Deborah Aschheim, Erin Cosgrove, Lucky DeBellevue, Ash Ferlito, David Gilbert at the Marjorie Barrick Museum, May 20-September 10. Opening Event, Saturday May 21 4-6 PM. 4PM Artists’ Talks, 5-6 Visitor-Made with light refreshments in the Lobby.
Erik Beehn, New Work at MCQ Fine Art, through May 20
Philip Denker at R. Cline Arts, through May. Open Preview Thursday and First Friday and by appointment. All works were completed during his year long residency at the Roswell Artist in Residence Program.
Force /// Nature, Elizabeth Blau, Orlando Montenegro Cruz, Rossitza Todorova at the Charleston Heights Arts Center Gallery, through June 18. Read Daniel Habegger Settlers + Nomads essay about the show here.
Las Vegas News
Las Vegas welcomes Seven Magic Mountains! Art Production Fund and the Nevada Museum of Art present Seven Magic Mountains a large-scale desert installation near Las Vegas by Ugo Rondinone. The site-specific work nearly five year years in the making is comprised of seven individual towering sculptures and is situated on the far southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard along Interstate 15. The public artwork will be on view for two years beginning May 11, 2016. Read Kristen Peterson’s May 2 Las Vegas Weekly article here.
Call to Artists for the 2016 London Biennale Las Vegas. Building on the experimental performance tradition of the three previous London Biennale Pollination events in Las Vegas, artists are invited to develop a performance on the theme of Synchronizations – Syncopations. London Biennale founder David Medalla describes the 2016 theme as opening up possibilities of relating the visual arts to music and dance, space and time. This year, one-minute video documentations of Las Vegas Pollination performances will be featured online and viewed by an international audience within the 2016 international London Biennale framework. The deadline is June 17. More information here.
Land Art Generator Initiative public presentation by Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry will be on May 23 at the downtown studios at 6 PM, 418 W. Mesquite Avenue LV 89106. Open to the public.
“The Sensory Overload of James Stanford” by Mat Gleason on huffingtonpost.com.
Dawn-Michelle Baude writes about the Ellsworth Kelly exhibition at the Marjorie Barrick Museum. Read it in the Las Vegas Weekly here.
Exhibition catalogs for “Kveck, Russ & Stellmon: Break Ups & Tear Downs” (wonderful essay by Danielle Kelly) are now available at the Marjorie Barrick Museum.
Kirsten Swenson speaks with Eva Hesse documentary filmmakers Marcie Begleiter and Karen Shapiro following a screening of the film at ICA Boston Thursday, May 6 at 7PM. Swenson is Assistant Professor of Art History at University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Stephen Hendee was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Mid-career Residency at the Fine Arts Workshop this month in Provincetown, MA.
Laura Napier shares the following opportunity: Habitable Spaces is thrilled to invite applications to their first official open-call residency program. Artists, builders and makers are encouraged to submit a project proposal for a 3-month stay at Habitable Spaces this fall (September-December, flexible). The successful applicant will be able to pursue a project of their own design, which contributes to our community farm of artists, WWOOFers, other volunteers, and the wider local area of Kingsbury, Texas. Applications are due on May 15th, with notification by June 1st. For more information click here.
David Sanchez Burr, DISTANCE: An international media arts collaboration is a a campus wide exhibition and walking tour of installation art made through cultural exchange. The project pairs a person from another country with a student to develop a small installation that reveals the meaningful exchange that can happen electronically and with the communication tools provided by the web. May 12-26, New Mexico Highlands University campus.
Leah Craig, In Progress: Performing Grief at How’s Howard?, May 1 – June 11, May 6, 5-9 PM (Performance open to participation). Closing reception June 3 5-9 PM
Mary Warner, In The Woods, New Paintings at the Oats Park Art Center in Fallon, Nevada, through August 4. Artist talk and reception May 7, 4-7 PM.
Kyla Hansen at NADA New York (Five Car Garage) May 5-8.
Leor Grady in New York: group exhibition, Divagation at Y Gallery, Curated by Meyken Barreto, Carlos Garcia-Montero, Cecilia Jurado and ghost writer. Opening reception May 6 at 6 PM, through May 30. Queering the BibliObject Curated by John Chaich at The Center for Book Arts, through June 25.
Kyla Hansen and Kristin Calabrese are in the group exhibition Synaesthesia at Five Car Garage in Los Angeles through June 4.
Emotional Supply Chains, at the Zabludowicz Collection, London March 24- July 17. The group exhibition of seventeen artists includes David Raymond Conroy’s new video commission questioning the ethics of artist as tourist, created following time spent in Las Vegas as part of Zabludowicz Collection’s inaugural residency programme in November/December 2015. The exhibition also features the work of Daniel Keller, Eloise Hawser and Korakrit Arunanonchai who participated in the Las Vegas residency last winter. Curator Paul Luckraft, who directs the residency program, wrote about planning and producing Emotional Supply Chains last month for Elephant magazine, linked here.
Title image: Uno Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains in Las Vegas (photo courtesy Kristen Peterson)