Summer 2018 Exhibitions and Events

  from the  Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum , photo courtesy Andreana Donahue

from the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum, photo courtesy Andreana Donahue

Las Vegas

Exciting news for Las Vegas: UNLV welcomes interdisciplinary artist, critic and educator Marcus Civin this July. Marcus Civin joins the College of Fine Arts as Chair of the Department of Art and a professor of art effectively July 15, following 8 years at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). 

Karin Q Miller, I AM GREAT? at theWinchester Cultural Center Gallery,a video installation which explores shifts between self-confidence and anxiety. Participants were filmed repeating the words "I am great" at the prompt of the artist; only their eyes were recorded during these exchanges. As a question rather than a statement, Miller presents the opportunity to discover and examine the correlation between identity and emotion. The project also explores pre- & post-election affects, drawing attention to implications of the 2016 presidential campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” and to personal identifications with its significance. Opening Reception/Artist Talk: Thursday, June 7. Through June 29. 

 Karin Q Miller, video still from  I am great?  at the Winchester Cultural Center Gallery (image courtesy the artist)

Karin Q Miller, video still from I am great? at the Winchester Cultural Center Gallery (image courtesy the artist)

Laura Brennan, UNLV MFA thesis exhibition Transience at the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, June 8-22. Artist reception June 15, 5 - 8PM.

 Laura Brennan at the Donna Beam. (image courtesy the artist)

Laura Brennan at the Donna Beam. (image courtesy the artist)

Monumentsgroup exhibition of art inspired by Nevada's three national monuments - Gold Butte, Tule Springs Fossil Beds and Basin and Range National Monuments- on view through June 23 in the Sahara West Library. Sahara West Library Gallery, 9600 W Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV. Through June 23. Arts and Conservation panel discussion on June 19, 6-7:30PM. 

 Installation view,  Monuments  exhibition (photo courtesy Checko Salgado)

Installation view, Monuments exhibition (photo courtesy Checko Salgado)

Also at the West Sahara Library galleries:Korea 76: A Rolfe and Depio Collaboration.Gig Depio curates an exhibition featuring photographer Eugene Rolfe's photographs taken in rural South Korea in 1976, through July 15, followed by Myranda Bair,All The GlittersJuly 17-Sept 23, Reception July 19 from 5:30-7PM. Chris Bauder's installation Burn and Fade, will be on view in the Grotto through August 13.

Blue Angel: Between Heaven and Earth,group exhibition at theNeon Museum's Ne10 Studio. The classic mid-century Blue Angel hovered above Blue Angel Motel from circa 1957 until its removal for restoration by the City of Las Vegas in 2017. Designed by Betty Willis, who also designed the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, the Blue Angel will reemerge for this temporary exhibition before undergoing restoration and will be surrounded by signs from the Neon Museum collection and featured alongside works by Las Vegas artists. Through July 6. 

 Emily Fromm,  Blue Angel: Between Heaven and Earth  at the Ne10Studio. (image courtesy Joshua Abbey and the artist)

Emily Fromm, Blue Angel: Between Heaven and Earth at the Ne10Studio. (image courtesy Joshua Abbey and the artist)

Neon AIR: Radiant Residents Nevada Humanities Program Gallery presents work of former and upcoming Neon Museum Artists-in-Residence,Whitney Lynn,Allison Wiese, and Karl Orozco.Artist Reception on Thursday, July 5, 6 – 9 PM Karl Orozco Artist’s Talk & Engagement Project starting at 7PM. Exhibition through July 26. 

 Karl Orozco, 2018 Neon Museum A.I.R. at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery. (image courtesy the artist and the Neon Museum)

Karl Orozco, 2018 Neon Museum A.I.R. at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery. (image courtesy the artist and the Neon Museum)

Brian Henry,Vibrance,new Windows on First installation,available to view 24 hours a day at Las Vegas City Hall through September 1, 2018. 495 S. Main Street, 89101.

Andrew Schoultz, In Process: Every Movement Counts at theMarjorie Barrick Museum of Art.Fusing museum space with the dynamic energy of streets and skate parks, Andrew Schoultz makes art that asks questions about the reality of contemporary life and global power. His installations and murals juxtapose ideas from illuminated manuscripts, ancient cartography, and the flattened space of Persian miniatures. Through September 15.  

 Andrew Schoultz,  Dark Arrangement 1 (Infinity, Fragments and Destruction)  at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art (image courtesy the artist and the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art)

Andrew Schoultz, Dark Arrangement 1 (Infinity, Fragments and Destruction) at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art (image courtesy the artist and the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art)

Elsewhere:

Thomas Ray Willis Store Event Retrofit Paintingat deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum through June 10.

Catherine Borg is presenting her research and Scouted series at The Strip Urbanism & Beyond: Las Vegas from the Inside Out, a one-day international conference jointly organized by the KTH Centre for the Future of Places, Master's Programme in Urbanism Studies (MUSE) and UN Habitat Partner Universities. June 11 in Stockholm. More informationhere. 

Jon Fox and Sush Machida exhibition at Corey Helford Galleryin Los Angeles, through June 16. 

 Sush Machida, installation view Corey Helford Gallery. (image courtesy the artist)

Sush Machida, installation view Corey Helford Gallery. (image courtesy the artist)

Fay Ku, No Place That Does Not See You at H GALLERY, Paris, France. Through June 16. 

Lisa Rock, Currents + FLUX featuring Lisa Rock at Monterey Museum of Art through June 17. 

 Lisa Rock, at the Monterey Art Museum. (image courtesy the artist)

Lisa Rock, at the Monterey Art Museum. (image courtesy the artist)

Disrupting the Narrative, presents sequential narrative in multiple forms: 2D and 3D, on the page and on the wall, through sculpture, fiber, video, interactivity, and classic storytelling. Artists Shing Yin Khor, Sarah Rose Sharp, Emi Gennis, Zoe Fox, Carl Antonowicz, and Laurenn McCubbin invite viewers to participate in the construction and reshaping of narrative, engaging their mediums to utilize meta-level storytelling, designing objects and stories that can be “read” in multiple directions. At the Urban Arts Space, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, through June 23.

Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha examines how the artist often plays with feminist and craft traditions to counter patriarchal notions of recognized or accepted forms of art-making. June 28-September 15. 

Matthew Couper, the 65th Blake Prize, one of Australia’s longest standing and most prestigious prizes, continues to engage contemporary artists, both nationally and internationally, in conversations concerning faith, spirituality, religion, hope, humanity, social justice, belief and/or non-belief. At the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia though July 1.From Dust To Water,Gallery OXS Carson City, Nevada. Artist Talk July 10 5:30-7:30.

Justin Favela,Pachucos y Sirenas, group exhibition featuring old school and new school artists that share an affinity with the Pachuco legacy highlighting the impact that the 1940’s Pachuco legacy had on the American experience.  At the Museo de las Americas in Denver, Colorado. Through August 18.

The Snake that Ate Us All by Emilia Brintnall (June) and Meet and GreetClaudia Bitram(August) at Practice Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

Andreana Donahue: essay contributions on Salvation Mountain and the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum,Desert Destination Log, an A-Z West publication, available at the Hammer Museum and High Desert Test Sites. This publication is available at the Hammer Museum in conjunction with a Hammer Store pop-up curated by Andrea Zittel. Running for a duration of six months, this retail intervention will feature an array of desert-made and desert-conceived products including HDTS publications, postcards, print editions, as well as the beloved annual Gem/Mineral Expo. All proceeds from sales will directly fund non-profit arts programming in the High Desert. 

 Andreana Donahue essays featured in the  Desert Destination Log , 2018 edition. (image courtesy the Hammer Museum)

Andreana Donahue essays featured in the Desert Destination Log, 2018 edition. (image courtesy the Hammer Museum)

Cara Cole, Illuminated Manuscript atHigh Noon Gallery,July 6-August 5. New York, New York.

 Cara Cole at High Noon Gallery, New York. (image courtesy the artist)

Cara Cole at High Noon Gallery, New York. (image courtesy the artist)

Diane Bush, Cafe Royal Books (UK) is publishing the first of three volumes of her British street photography this July, "Brits, England in the 70s." The series will become part of the permanent collections of the TATE, MOMA and The Victoria and Albert Museum. Her participation with Half Moon Gallery in the 1970's will be recognized in the Radical Visions and archive website launching June 15 at Four Corners Gallery, London.

Congratulations toJacqueline Ehlis for launching her artist residency program Raven STAR (Space, Time, Artist Residency) in central Oregon this summer. I'm honored to be an inaugural artist-in-residence! Stay tuned for more details. Also sharing an artist residency I discovered earlier this year through artist Katie Hovencamp: Soaring Gardens Artist Retreat in Laceyville, Pennsylvania. I'll be attending this summer with visual artists Daniel Samaniego and Erin Stellmon and writer Abby Minor. Thanks to the Ora Lerman Charitable Trustfor the opportunity. 

Opportunities:

Habitable Spacessustainable farm and residency in Kingsbury, Texas. Deadline June 15. 

Susie magazine, call for submissions for Issue 3: CYCLE. Deadline June 15.More information here.

Settlers + Nomads first OPEN CALL: Today Is All We Have. Settlers + Nomads is accepting submissions of art in any medium for our upcoming online exhibition. Deadline July 6. Details here. 

 Image, Mikayla Whitmore (courtesy the artist)

Image, Mikayla Whitmore (courtesy the artist)

The College of Southern Nevada, Department of Fine Arts, Art & Art History Program is currently accepting exhibition proposals for its Fine Arts Gallery/Artspace 2019-2020 exhibition season. Solo and group exhibitions of all media and genre will be considered. Deadline September 15. Prospectus here. 

Posted by Wendy Kveck