November 2016 Exhibitions, Events and News

In Las Vegas


UNLV Visiting Artist Lecture Series on Thursdays at the Marjorie Barrick Museum Auditorium at 7 PM.
November Lectures:
November 3- Cancelled
November 10 – Aram Moshayedi and Shahryar Nashat
November 17 – Tala Madani
December 1 – Daniel Bozhkov
For a full fall series schedule click here.


Tala Madani, Grey Shadows, 2014 (Image Pilar Corrias Gallery)
Tala Madani, Grey Shadows, 2014 (Image Pilar Corrias Gallery)


Art Tea Party II: Public Art, Saturday November 5 with Amanda Horn, Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Professor Robert Tracy, UNLV, and Ed Fuentes, Paint This Desert, share tea time in this informal exchange of ideas about what makes monumental public art, and the documents that keep them in front of the public eye.


Join Nevada Museum of Art Center for Art + Environment Director Bill Fox and internationally-revered Land Art photographer Gianfranco Gorgoni  in conversation about Land Art and Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountain. At the Marjorie Barrick Museum Auditorium. November 7, 7:30-9:30. Talk will be followed by a hosted reception, with photo signing and informal discussion. More information here. 


Ed Fuentes, MFA Midway Exhibition, Bunko: The Lost Archives through November 11 at Grant Hall Gallery, UNLV. Read the recent artist profile in Desert Companion here. 


The Material of Form: How Concrete Artists Responded to the Second Industrial Revolution in Latin America by Aleca Le Blanc, assistant professor of art history University of California, Riverside. November 14 at the Beverly Rogers Literature and Law Building at UNLV, Room 101. 11 AM-12:30 PM 


College of Southern Nevada: Christopher Troutman, Drawing and Narrative, at the College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts Gallery through November 19 and “PAGE BY PAGE: Artist Books and Drawings by Karen Baldner” in the CSN Artspace Gallery, also through November 19.


Felicia Mora, Now You See Me at the Alumni Gallery at TAM Alumni Center at UNLV through November 23.


Felicia Mora, detail. At the Alumni Gallery at UNLV. (Image courtesy the artist and Donna Beam)
Felicia Mora, detail. At the Alumni Gallery at UNLV. (Image courtesy the artist and Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery)


Journalism Saves Lives: Honoring the Las Vegas Sun’s Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery through November 23. 


Mike Calway-Fagen, banana strings at the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery through November 30th.


Mike Calway-Fagen, banana strings at the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery (Image courtesy the artist and the Marjorie Barrick Museum)


SKULL, 4th Biennial Exhibition curated by Chris Bauder. Artists: Myranda Bair, Chris Bauder, JW Caldwell, Matthew Couper, Evan Dent, Gig Depio, Justin Favela, Pete Froslie, Ahren Hertel, Anne Hoff, Richard Jackson, Clint Jenkins, Scot Kolkman, Wendy Kveck, Sue Kay Lee, Cathryn Mallory, EdW Martinez, Mike McCollum, Orlando Montenegro-Cruz, Michael Ogilvie, Eric Pawloski, James Pink, Bryan Pranther, Austin Pratt, Fred Reid, JK Russ, Melissa Russell, Sean Russell, Michael Sarich, Tamara Scronce, Aaron Sheppard, Joseph Shores, Lance Smith, Rachel Sparrow, Joel Spencer, Robin Stark, Cathryn Sugg, Joey Tipton, Chris Tsouras, Mary Warner. At The Studio at West Sahara, through December 9.


Sean Russell, Stormskull, photo-transfer on panel, 2016 (Courtesy the artist)
Sean Russell, Stormskull, photo-transfer on panel, 2016 (Courtesy the artist)


Justin Favela, PATRIMONIO through Dec. 15, hours Monday-Friday, 7AM-  5:30 PM, Las Vegas City Hall Grand Gallery, 495 S. Main St., first floor.


Justin Favela at City Hall (Image Justin Favela and Jeanne Voltura)
Justin Favela, PATRIMONIO at City Hall (Image Justin Favela and Jeanne Voltura)


In Pursuit of Sanity, An Exhibition of UNLV MFA & BFA candidates. At Left of Center Art Gallery through January 2 2017. Reception, Saturday November 12 12-3 PM. 


Edward Burtynsky: Oil, a traveling exhibition from the Nevada Musem of Art in Reno, on view at the Marjorie Barrick Museum through January 14, 2017. Read the review in the Las Vegas Review Journal here.   Artist Lecture November 2 at 7:30 PM in the auditorium. 


Lucy Raven, China Town, Saturday Film Screenings at the Marjorie Barrick Museum Auditorium. The animation is on loan from the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno. Through January 14, 2017, every Saturday at 1 and 3 PM. 


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. 


Town and Country: From Degas to Picasso, at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, through February 20, 2017.


Las Vegas News


Wayne Littlejohn’s (Las Vegas) twenty-six foot tall, spiraling public sculpture Dream MachineLittlejohn was selected in July 2015 to create the work for Siegfried & Roy Park, located near the cross streets of Russell Road and Maryland Parkway at 5590 Wilbur St. The Clark County Public Art sculpture will be dedicated after the park’s construction is completed in December. 


Wayne Littlejohn, Dream Machine (Image courtesy the artist)
Wayne Littlejohn, Dream Machine (Image courtesy the artist)


JK Russ and Matthew Couper were guests on Mat Gleason and Lisa Derrick’s ‘Modern Art Blitz’ last month, which streams live every Sunday afternoon at 5pm.


More images of the 2016 Life Is Beautiful murals-  “Shepard Fairey and a Group of Street Artists Transform Downtown Las Vegas” by Jessica Stewart for My Modern Met. 




Sharon Butler writes about Elise Ferguson’s work in Two Coats of Paint. Read “Elise Ferguson: Courting Imperfection” here. 


Elise Ferguson, Grapevine, 2016, pigmented plaster on MDF panel (image Two Coats of Paint)
Elise Ferguson, Grapevine, 2016, pigmented plaster on MDF panel (Image Two Coats of Paint)


Kyla Hansen, Rib Mountain, solo exhibition at Five Car Garage in Los Angeles through November 2.


Sam Davis and Tom Richardson at Matrix Fine Art in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Opens November 3. Davis also curated an exhibition of work by Jerry Uelsmann at the Southern Utah Museum of Art also opening November 3. 


Sam Davis at Matrix Fine Art in Albuquerque. (Image courtesy the artist)
Sam Davis at Matrix Fine Art in Albuquerque. (Image courtesy the artist)


Erik Beehn:  group exhibition SPUN, curated by Kevin Maginnis at STUART & CO. Gallery in Chicago on view through November 5, closing Reception: Saturday, November 5th, 7 – 9 PM; also through November 5th, Beehns’s curatorial project at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, A Well Trodden Path Housesitting at Platform Gallery, Evanston, IL through November 18; Read his interview with Samantha Nelson (Chicago Tribune/Wilmette Life) “Growing up in hotel inspired Erik Beehn’s artwork.”


This Wicked Tongue, a group exhibition of works by Cathy Akers, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Andrea Bowers, Patricia D. Burns, Carolyn Castaño, Alice Lang, Candice Lin, Juliana Paciulli, Ali Prosch, Kaitlynn Redell, Lisa Diane Wedgeworth, Logan White, Jessica Wimbley, and Suné Woods. Curated by Cindy Rehm. On view through December 3. Join Rehm for a walkthrough and discussion of the exhibition on Saturday November 5 from 1-3 PM.


Lisa Diane Wedgeworth, Hair Text No. 1, 2014
Lisa Diane Wedgeworth, in the group exhibition This Wicked Tongue at Charlie James Gallery


Lucky DeBellevue, Assignment, a solo exhibition at Kai Matsumiya, New York, through November 6.  Artist Talk: Lucky DeBellevue in conversation with Kai Matsumiya on Friday, November 4 at 6:30PM. 


Marnie Weber, Chapel of the Moon, solo exhibition at Gavlak, though November 5 in Los Angeles. Spacing closing performance on Saturday, November 5 from 5-6 PM. 


Marnie Weber at GAVLAK in Los Angeles. (Image courtesy the artist and GAVLAK)
Marnie Weber at GAVLAK in Los Angeles. (Image courtesy the artist and GAVLAK)


Erin Stellmon, group exhibition Paper Work at Crafted in Baltimore through November 12. 


Union Pacific opens on November 19 at Circuit 12 Gallery in Dallas, Texas. Organized by Angela Kallus, the exhibition includes work by Kallus, Philip Denker, Brian Porray, and David Ryan.


Philip Denker, detail, Squeeze. At Circuit 12 Gallery in Dallas. (Image courtesy the artist)


Fay Ku: group exhibition i found god in myself: the 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, through Jan 2, 2017.


Title image: Wayne Littlejohn’s “Dream Machine” public art sculpture at the Siegfried and Roy Park in Las Vegas. (photo courtesy the artist)


Posted by Wendy Kveck.

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