April 2016 Exhibitions, Events and News

In Las Vegas

Shelby Shadwell, COMEDIE at the College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts Gallery through May 28.  Shadwell, Associate Professor, Drawing at the University of Wyoming, will be on campus and will give an artist slide talk at 9AM on Friday April 1 in Building N, Room 101 at the West Charleston Campus.

Powder, an installation at Grant Hall Gallery, March 31- April 2, Reception April 1, 5-8 PM

Audrey Barcio, SPACE BETWEEN, UNLV MFA Thesis Exhibition at the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, March 28- April 8, Reception Friday April 1, 6-9 PM


Audrey Barcio, SPACE BETWEEN at the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery
Audrey Barcio, SPACE BETWEEN at the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery

Shoji Satake, Visiting Artist Lecture at the Marjorie Barrick Museum, Monday April 6 from 6-7 PM

Andy Kirk and Kristian Purcell, Doom Towns: The People and Landscapes of Atomic Testing, a Graphic History, in the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery (downtown) March 31- May 26, Opening Reception April 7, 6-9 PM. Gallery talk 7 PM. 

demaster, group exhibition featuring work of the MINT artists’ collective from Columbus Ohio at Satellite Contemporary in Emergency Arts. March 12 – April 8, 2016, Opening Reception March 12, 6-9 PM

Bridget Mullen: Strange Loop at Satellite Contemporary April 9 – May 13. Opening reception with the artist on Saturday, April 9 from 6-10 PM. Interview with the artist here. 


Bridget Mullen: Strange Loop at Satellite Contemporary
Bridget Mullen: Strange Loop at Satellite Contemporary

The Contemporary Arts Center’s 2016 Annual Juried Show opens on Friday, April 15 from 6-9 PM. Juried by Mary Leigh Cherry of Cherry and Martin in Culver City. Runs through April 29. Exhibiting artists: Audrey Barcio, Ben Madeska, Catherine Schmid Maybach, Clarice Tara, Daniel Habegger, David Ohlerking, Derrick Velasquez, Garth Swanson, Jennifer Henry, Joan Arrizabalaga, Justin Favela, Karin Miller, Lisa Rock, Mary Margret Weir, Maureen Halligan, Michael Smith, Nicole Langille, Thaddeus Zoellner

“2016 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition” at the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery (UNLV). Juried by visiting artist-in-residence Lucky DeBellevue. April 15-23. Reception and awards ceremony on April 15 5:30-7:30

Basin and Range Photo Exhibition at the Metcalf Gallery in the TAM Alumni Center at UNLV, through April 22

Force /// Nature, Elizabeth Blau, Orlando Montenegro Cruz, Rossitza Todorova at the Charleston Heights Arts Center Gallery, through April 20th 2016

Sean Russell, INFRARED, West Charleston Library Gallery, through April 24

UNLV BFA Exhibition at the Donna Beam Gallery of Fine Art, April 29-May 28. BFA Talks presented at 6PM on April 29 at the Marjorie Barrick Auditorium in the Marjorie Barrick Museum. Opening Reception follows at the Donna Beam Gallery at 7 PM. 

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


Stephen Hendee, Thaw (Surface Detail) #1, 1999, Transparency in light box, from Unseen Selections at the Marjorie Barrick Museum
Stephen Hendee, Thaw (Surface Detail) #1, 1999, Transparency in light box, from Unseen Selections at the Marjorie Barrick Museum

Chris Bauder, The Gathering, at the Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery through May 6

Alisha Kerlin, Greater RoadrunnersThe 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.

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.


Las Vegas News

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.


Gianfranco Gorgoni, Seven Magic Mountains during Fabrication, 2015, Apex Quarry, Nevada
Gianfranco Gorgoni, Seven Magic Mountains during Fabrication, 2015, Apex Quarry, Nevada


Jo Russ was one of the five local artists selected in the ArtPop Street Gallery competition held earlier this year. All five artists’ work will go on display on outdoor billboards throughout the Las Vegas valley. The competition, designed to promote public awareness of the arts and provide opportunities for local artists to display their work, was provided by a partnership between the Las Vegas chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Outfront Media, Clear Channel Media and the City of Las Vegas. Kristen Peterson writes about the program here.


Jo Russ ArtPop billboard now on view in Las Vegas
Jo Russ ArtPop billboard now on view in Las Vegas

Dawn-Michelle Baude reviews Erik Beehn at MCQ Fine Arts in the Las Vegas Weekly, read here. Beehn discusses his work in the show in Jessie O’Brien’s article for DTLV.com here. 

Kristen Peterson writes about Chris Bauder’s The Gathering at the Rotunda Gallery in the Las Vegas Weekly here.

Lucky DeBellevue and Miljohn Rupert are visiting artists-in-residence during the spring semester at UNLV. Lucky DeBellevue will present an artist’s talk on Wednesday, April 6 at 6PM at UNLV’s HFA Room 257. 



Ash Ferlito and Clare Torina, Everybody’s Fool at Bannerette, Brooklyn New York opens April 1.

Andreana Donahue is a resident artist at 100 West in Corsicana, Texas this month.  

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.

Link to Jon Rappleye’s studio visit with Gorky’s Granddaughter, the documentary art project  here


Still from Jon Rappleye interview on Gorky's Granddaughter
Still from Jon Rappleye studio visit on Gorky’s Granddaughter

Fay Ku, solo exhibition “Arcadia” at Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong, March 15-April 21


Fay Ku, from "Arcadia" at Karin Weber Gallery in Hong Kong
Fay Ku, from Arcadia at Karin Weber Gallery in Hong Kong

Mary Warner, In The Woods, New Paintings at the Oats Park Art Center  in Fallon, Nevada April 8 – August 4. Artist talk and reception May 7, 4-7 PM.


Mary Warner, from Wood and Meadow at the Oats Park Art Center, in Fallon, Nevada
Mary Warner, from Wood and Meadow at the Oats Park Art Center, in Fallon, Nevada

Daniel Samaniego, group exhibition Tight Ass: Labor Intensive Drawing and Realism curated by Brett Reichman at CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, through April 9, 2016.

Yasmina Chavez, MFA thesis show Sensing Time at the Robert C. Turner Gallery, School of Art and Design, NYSCC at Alfred University on Saturday, April 9-12, Opening Reception April 9, 7-9 PM, Open Screening April 9, 7-9 PM and April 11, 12-1:30 PM

Matthew Couper is in the group exhibition IMAGETEXTE 4 curated by Horst Haack at Galerie Topographie de l’Art, in Paris, France, through April 27

Emotional Supply Chains, a group exhibition which 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. Zabludowicz Collection, London March 24- July 17


Featured image: Yasmina Chavez, Fountainhead Loop, 3 channel video, installation image. The artist’s MFA thesis project Sensing Time, opens at the Robert C. Turner Gallery in Alfred, New York this month. 

All images courtesy the artists, unless otherwise noted. 

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