Summer 2017 Exhibitions and Events

Las Vegas


Benjamin Entner: Classics at the College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts Gallery, July 6- September 2, 2017. Artist Talk & Artist Reception: Thursday, July 6, 6pm, Room NLV H120

Benjamin Etner at College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts Gallery


Beads and Thread, national curated group exhibition of fiber arts, at Las Vegas City Hall Chamber Gallery, 495 S. Main Street (2nd floor). Through July 13. Also at City Hall, Jennifer Henry, Nesting, part of the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs’ rotating series of temporary window installations “Windows on First,” along First Street, through Aug. 27.


Gianna Di Bartolomeo, in Beads and Thread at the Las Vegas City Hall Chamber Gallery


Valley of Faces: Pareidolia in the Basin and Range, group exhibition with Matthew Couper, Steve D. Craft, Natalie Delgado, Amanda Farrar, Jeannie Hua Ferguson, Myron Hensel, Bekah Just, Angee Jackson, Checko Salgado, Sean Slattery, Greg Telles, Justin-Aaron Velasco. Valley of Faces is located in the Basin and Range National Monument in the portion of the monument east of Highway 318. Hosted by the Friends of Basin and Range National Monument the exhibition shares information and literature about Basin and Range which is currently under review by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, public comment is open until July 10. The exhibition is on view through July 13, 2017 at the Winchester Cultural Center Gallery


Laurens Tan, Babalogic II. Tan’s exhibit features the Tower of Babel, a fitting symbol of the cacophony of his wandering life and his search for his roots in a rapidly changing China. At the Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery, July 17 – September 01, Reception and Artist’s Talk July 21. 6-8PM. 


A Matter of Personality, Eric Burwell, Scott Grow, Camilla Quinn and Sean Slattery. If personality is defined as a set of distinctive traits and characteristics, then it certainly can serve as a descriptor of art.  The title comes from a statement made by Marcel Duchamp, a perceptive observer and seminal artist who stated, “Art is all a matter of personality.”  Whether the art establishes its own personality or it is reflective of the personality of the maker, the four artists whose work is part of this exhibition, offer a glimpse into the distinctive nature of their art. At the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, through August 4. 


Camilla Quinn, Appropriation, at the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery. Image courtesy Donna Beam Gallery and the artist.


Lolita Develay, Opulent, paintings at Patricia Fowler Fine Art through September 2. 


Tested Ground, Andreana Donahue, Alexa Hoyer, Joan Linder, Jenny Odell, Nicolas Shake at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. a major artistic exploration of the ways in which our civilization uses the land around us for work, recreation, and waste disposal. Paying special attention to the region surrounding Las Vegas, five American and international artists use a variety of media to probe a relationship we sometimes take for granted. Through September 16. 


detail of Andreana Donahue work from “Tested Ground” at the Barrick Museum. Courtesy the artist.


Play On Gary, Play On, curated by D.K. Sole in the West Gallery at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, a meditation on the point in time between an action being anticipated and the moment when it is carried out. Imaginatively it reinterprets the delay through a series of objects from the Barrick’s Collection. May 26-September 16. 


Call for Proposals and The Bus to the Barrick Campaign


To celebrate their 50th year of service to Las Vegas, the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art plans to increase the number of free field trips they offer to Clark County School District students. Visits to the Barrick may be the first time that many young Las Vegans encounter the visual arts outside the classroom. For some, it may also be their first exposure to an art museum or a university campus. Please consider contributing to this fundraising campaign to assist students on their path to lifelong learning. The campaign ends July 31. Here’s the link to learn more. 


The College of Southern Nevada, Department of Fine Arts, Art & Art History Program is currently accepting exhibition proposals for its 2018 – 2019 Exhibition Season for the College’s Fine Arts Gallery and Artspace Gallery. Solo and group exhibitions of all media and genre will be considered. Deadline September 15. More information here. 




Jemma Egan, Looking at Art Looking at People at Modern Clay,  curated by Division of Labour, Birmingham and Ultra Sunrise, curated by It’s Hard to Explain with Milk, at SET Studios in Bermondsey. opening July 7, and Identify your limitations, acknowledge your periphery at Vitrine Gallery in Basel.


Leor Grady and Jon Rappleye, Supernature, a group exhibition of mixed-media works that explore the myriad ways in which artists interpret nature through the layered use of material and meaning. At Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York. July 13 – August 18, 2017, Opening Reception: Thursday, July 13 from 6-8PM


Jon Rappleye, Fractured Vision at Pavel Zoubok Gallery


Eric Anthony Berdis, Neck Out. Derived from childhood fantasies Eric Anthony Berdis’ work explores the metamorphosis of a becoming a Country Gay to a City Queer.  Set among plush objects and phallic faux-fur sculptures, Berdis transforms into a nonviolent homophobia fighting superhero. Their performance “Neck Out,” seeks to simulate the jarring experience of being stereotyped while simultaneously examining the ways we navigate towards and create safe spaces. July 14-July 30. Opening Reception July 14, 6-10PM, Performances 7 and 9PM. Practice Gallery, Philadelphia. 


What’s Love Got to Do With It? Panel Discussion on July 15, 6:30-8PM. The San Francisco Arts Commission and the California Historical Society present a panel discussion featuring the three artists commissioned for the “Summer of Love” themed Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series: Deborah Aschheim, Kate Haug and Sarah Hotchkiss. The event will include a moderated discussion with the audience. Attendees will receive free zines with contributions by the artists. Read more about Aschheim’s series in this Settlers + Nomads post. 


Deborah Aschheim, Human Be-In, January 14, 1967 (After Eric Thiermann) 2017. Image courtesy the artist and the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Art on Market Street Program.


Cynthia Daignault, Dan Fischer, Ellen Lesperance, Makers Catalogue at Derek Eller Gallery in New York. The artists in this exhibition have catalogued creative labor by gathering images and have built non-didactic indexes of those actions. Textiles, art historic documentation, and ephemera from the artist’s studio practice have been collected, organized and re-imagined. Through August 11. 


Dan Fischer, Marcel Duchamp, Air de Paris III, 2016, graphite on paper, at Derek Eller Gallery. Courtesy the artist and Derek Eller Gallery.


Clarity Haynes, The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today is currently at the The Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX, through September 10, 2017

Clarity Haynes, in the Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today at the Art Museum of South Texas.


Marc Dombrosky Self Awareness, Platform Gallery through July. This exhibition consists of seven cases, each filled with texts and images. “Hand-embroidery overwriting on found texts and images unites works within a group (and all groups together, like chapters)—the thread that doubles written marks recounts stories, slows process, and perforates meaning. Works by the same anonymous authors are grouped together for consistency in these sets. For more information and to see the exhibition visit Platform Gallery here


Marc Dombrosky, Case 5 / Untitled (I hate Andrew) 2017, 40 elements: thirty-seven (37) hand-embroidered found papers and envelope, printed paper fragments, Foster Grant prescription reading glasses. Image courtesy the Artist and Platform Gallery.


Jacqueline Ehlis, Nawader, August 3 – September 2 at Russo Lee Gallery, Portland, Oregon.


Justin Favela,  Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place at the Denver Art Museum through October 22, The High Art of Riding Low: Ranflas, Corazón e Inspiración at the Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, through July 2018. “Justin Favela’s Outsized Piñatas are Colorful Statements on Latinx Culture” by Ed Fuentes for KCET and “Object Lesson: A lowrider piñata inspired by a famous car bounces into the Petersen Automotive Museum” by Carolina A. Miranda in the LA Times. 


Justin Favela, Fridalandia at the Denver Art Museum. Courtesy the artist.



Title image: Installation view, “Tested Ground” at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art at UNLV. Image courtesy the artists and the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art.



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