February 2016 Exhibitions, Events and News

In Las Vegas

Dialogues: Drawings and Works on Paper, curated by Trevor Richardson at Satellite Contemporary in Emergency Arts January 9 – February 12

On the Wall, Satellite Contemporary (in Emergency Arts), February 13 – March 12, Opening Reception on Saturday, February 13, 6:30-9PM


Can't Elope, Emily Auchincloss and Joshua Hart
We can’t elope, you melon head, by Emily Auchincloss and Joshua Hart, in Satellite Contemporary’s On the Wall

Brent Holmes, Ignominious Refuse at the Winchester Cultural Center Gallery, January 25 – March 11, artist reception January 29 5:30-7:30 PM

Brent Holmes at Winchester Cultural Gallery, Photo credit Mikayla Whitmore
Brent Holmes, from Ignominious Refuse, Photo credit Mikayla Whitmore

Taste, group exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center’s new location at Soho lofts, January 15 – February 11

Mug Shots, a group exhibition and art project encouraging participation in the 2016 elections organized by artist Diane Bush at Brett Wesley Gallery January 21-February 20. Voter registration in partnership with Rock the Vote will be on site at the opening reception Thursday, January 21 6-9 PM

Force /// Nature, Elizabeth Blau, Orlando Montenegro Cruz, Rossitza Todorova at the Charleston Heights Arts Center Gallery, Jan. 14th-April 20th 2016

Similar & Sundry, Midway Exhibition by Emma Skees, Feb 1 -13. Closing Reception Feb.12th, 5-7PM, Grant Hall Gallery, UNLV Campus

Christopher Skees, Midway Exhibition, Grant Hall Gallery UNLV Campus, February 14-27

Artist Lecture: Cincinnati-based artist Roscoe Wilson will present a lecture in conjunction with his exhibition, Front Yard Zoo: Controlling Nature, Wednesday February 3, 6 PM, College of Southern Nevada Artspace Gallery

Roscoe Wilson, Front Yard Zoo: Controlling Nature, at the CSN Artspace Gallery, February 3 – March 19

Jill Parisi (New York), Wallflowers, College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts Gallery, February 5 – March 19

Jill Parisi, Hexie Mountain Synusia, from her exhibition at the CSN Fine Arts Gallery
Jill Parisi, Hexie Mountain Synusia, from Wallflowers

Kansas city-based Philip Denker (recent nomad) at R. Cline Arts, through May. Open February 4, Preview Thursday and February 5, First Friday and by appointment.  All works were completed during his year long residency at the Roswell Artist in Residence Program.

Audrey Barcio, Continual Eventual, Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery, February 1 – March 4, Opening Reception and Artist Talk, Friday February 5, 6-8 PM

Audrey Barcio, Continual Eventual
Audrey Barcio, Continual Eventual

ArtPrize presents “a Las Vegas possibility,” public meeting at the Winchester Cultural Center, February 11, 6-8 PM. More information here. 

Ellsworth Kelly, an exhibition organized by Michele C. Quinn will be on display in the Marjorie Barrick Museum’s INNER GALLERY February 12 – May 14. The works on view are generously on loan from Gemini G.E.L and several private Las Vegas collections.

Unseen Selections: Las Vegas Art Museum Collection, at the Marjorie Barrick Museum, February 12 – May 14

Elizabeth Johnson, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, February 8-15. Reception February 12, 6-8PM

Land Art Generator Initiative & Renewable Envoy, Designing our New Energy Landscapes a presentation at Las Vegas City Council Chambers, February 16, 6-7 PM. Open to the public. 

Sean Russell, INFRARED, West Charleston Library Gallery, February 18 – April 24

Image courtesy Sean Russell
From Sean Russell’s INFRARED

Maureen Halligan, TEMPORARY FIX, Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, February 22nd-March 4th, Reception: Friday, February 26th, 6-9PM

The Auction, Benefit for UNLV MFA Program, Contemporary Arts Center Las Vegas, on view February 25-28, Auction March 5 6-8 PM

Maureen Halligan, Untitled (Tape #1) from TEMPORARY FIX
Maureen Halligan, Untitled (Tape #1) from TEMPORARY FIX

Las Vegas News

Lucky DeBellevue and Miljohn Rupert will be the visiting artists-in-residence during the spring semester at UNLV. Look for lecture dates to be announced.

“The End of the P3Studio Artist Residency Era”Settler JK Russ’s tribute to Cosmopolitan’s program which ended last month, was published on huffingtonpost.com. See her updated P3Studio archive in this month’s S + N blog, too (coming soon). 



Dave Hickey,  Wasted Words: The Essential Online Compilation, compiled by Julie Friedman. Published by PCP Press.

Dave Hickey, Dust Bunnies: Dave Hickey’s Online Aphorisms June 2014-March 2015, compiled and edited by Julia Friedman. Published by PCP Press.

Dave Hickey, 25 Women: Essays on Their Art. Published by The University of Chicago Press.

Alt.Lecture KC, in partnership with the University of Missouri-Kansas City Department of Art and Art History and the UMKC Gallery of Art invites Las Vegas artist Justin Favela and local artist and founder of The Zz School of Print Media, Erin Zona to Maker Village KC. Thursday, February 4, 7-9 PM. More info here. 

Ash Ferlito, I Want to Break Free at Arts+Leisure in New York, January 21 – February 14, 2016.

Ash Ferlito, I Want to Break Free
Ash Ferlito, I Want to Break Free

Audrey Barcio and Andreana Donahue are both part of the group exhibition Art in America on Tour, Curated by Julie Torres at the Elizabeth Stone Harper GalleryPresbyterian College, Clinton, SC. January 14 – February 20, 2016

Sam Davis is exhibiting in the Southern Utah University faculty show at the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery on the Campus of SUU through Feb 6 and in the Texas Photographic Society Member’s Only Show at the Tammy Cromer-Campbell Photo Gallery in Longview Texas until March 18th

Sam Davis at the Tammy Cromer-Campbell Photo Gallery in Longview Texas
Sam Davis at the Tammy Cromer-Campbell Photo Gallery in Longview Texas

Yasmina Chavez is showing work in the Cross-­Cultural Dialogue: Sino-­American Digital Media and Video Exhibit, organized by The Central Academy of Fine Arts, China. On view in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, the North Hall, February 6-10. Reception and opening February 5, 5-8PM

Yasmina Chavez, video still from Warm Bodies, courtesy the artist
Yasmina Chavez, video still from Warm Bodies

David Sanchez Burr, SHIMMER: THE ART OF LIGHT at Light Art + Design, February 12 from 6 to 11pm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

David Sanchez Burr, The Issymetry; I miss you, image courtesy the artist
David Sanchez Burr, The Isossymetry ; I miss you

Dan Fischer, group exhibition Introspective at BravinLee Programs, New York, February 4 – March 19. Opening Reception, Thursday February 4

Matthew Couper is in the group exhibition IMAGETEXTE 4 curated by Horst Haack at Galerie Topographie de l’Art, in Paris, France, 16 February – 27 April

Daniel Samaniego is in the group exhibition Tight Ass: Labor Intensive Drawing and Realism curated by Brett Reichman at CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, February 27 – April 9, 2016. Artist Reception February 27, 3 – 6 PM

Thomas Willis, Retrofit Paintings Presents… Installation by Thomas Willis at the Jewett Art Gallery at Wellesley College Department of Art  January 25 – February 26. Artist Talk: Thursday, February 25th, 12:30-1:30pm, JAC 450. Off-site release party: Saturday, March 12th, Casablanca, 46 Cedric St. Boston, 3rd floor, doors open at 9PM

thomas willis
Thomas Willis, Retrofit Paintings Presents… Installation by Thomas Willis

All images courtesy the artists unless otherwise noted. 

Featured image: San Francisco artist Daniel Samaniego, studio view. Image courtesy the artist. 

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