October 2016 Exhibitions, Events and News
In Las Vegas
UNLV Visiting Artist Lecture Series on Thursdays at the Marjorie Barrick Museum Auditorium at 7 PM. October Lectures: Mads Lynnerup, October 6 Jim Lee, October 13 Corin Hewitt, October 20 Mike Calway-Fagen, October 27 For a full fall series schedule click here.
Mikayla Whitmore, THIS TIME AROUND, September 20 - October 7 in the Marjorie Barrick Museum Lobby. The artist will host a special Visitor-Made on October 4, 5-8 p.m. in the Barrick's Lobby. Visitors are invited to build miniture signs with the materials provided. For more info click here.
Mike Calway-Fagen, banana strings at the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery October 7 - November 30th. Artist reception October 27 5-7PM. Calway-Fagen's artist lecture follows at the Marjorie Barrick Museum Auditorium at 7PM.
One of the last two events of Diane Bush's politically inspired art project DISHING IT OUT, October 7 at First Friday, downtown Las Vegas from 6-10. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Las Vegas Arts Academy Scholarship fund and Rock the Vote volunteers will be on hand to register voters.
College of Southern Nevada: Christopher Troutman, Drawing and Narrative, at theCollege of Southern Nevada Fine Arts GalleryOctober 7-November 19 and "PAGE BY PAGE: Artist Books and Drawings by Karen Baldner" in the CSN Artspace Gallery, also through November 19.
Chad Scott,He Said, She Said,at the Winchester Cultural Center Gallery through October 21. Artist reception on October 19, 5:30-7:30 PM.
SKULL, 4th Biennial Exhibitioncurated 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, October 21- December 9. Opening reception October 21 7-8:30 PM.
Jennifer Henry, FÊTED at The Cube, through October 29, Artist Talk October 21 at 7PM.
Ed Fuentes, MFA Midway Exhibition, Bunko: The Lost Archives October 24 through November 4, Reception October 28, 6PM at Grant Hall Gallery, UNLV
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 theLas Vegas Review Journal here.
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 theMarjorie Barrick Museum.
Town and Country: From Degas to Picasso, at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, through February 20, 2017.
Las Vegas News
Sharing recent press about the Art Museum at Symphony Park project: "Las Vegas art museum a step closer to reality" by Felicia Mello in the Las Vegas Review Journal hereand also an interview on KNPR here.
The Settlers + Nomads 5 for FIVE interview serieswill be published in an upcoming catalogue from the Marjorie Barrick Museum featuring the work of Deborah Aschheim, Erin Cosgrove, Lucky DeBellevue, Ash Ferlito and David Gilbert from the recent exhibition FIVE, with the the generous support of Las Vegas arts patron Patrick Duffy. The interviews with each of the five artists were a collaboration with fellow Settlers D.K. Sole and Alisha Kerlin of the Marjorie Barrick Museum and were published in August and September on the S + N blog. Underwitten by Patrick Duffy "With hopes that the next show at the Barrick encourages the next catalog underwriter." Thanks to Ed Fuentes (Paint This Desert) for his design work on the catalogue which will be available at the Marjorie Barrick Museum in Fall 2016. Read the most recently published interview with Lucky DeBellevue here.
Read about Justin Favela and Mikayla Whitmore's recent downtown artist residencies at the Juhl and the Neon Museum in Jessie O'Brien's article in DTLV.com. Here is the link.
Tilting The Basin: Contemporary Art of Nevada press: Read "The Art of the State" by Danielle Kellyin Desert Companion here. Listen to co-curators Michele Quinn and JoAnne Northrup's KNPR interview here. Also JK Russ and Kristen Peterson's contributions published last month on the S + N blog.
Last month's Life Is Beautiful Festival in downtown Las Vegas made visual arts news: See images of the new murals here in Keisha Raines' BE STREET piece "Life Is Beautiful Festival Turns Downtown Las Vegas Into A Walkable Art Exhibition"; As part of the Life is Beautiful festival in Downtown Las Vegas, Tiffany and Roy Zabludowicz curated an exhibition at the world-renowned Plaza Hotel featuring neon works by American artists Nick Darmstaedter and Dan Attoe; and New York’s Opinionator recently covered the art at Life Is Beautiful, including Justin Favela’s Piñata Motel, as well as Seven Magic Mountains and a studio visit with Matthew Couper…
Call for Applications
The Department of Art at the University of Nevada Las Vegas invites applications for two eight-week periods in its spring Artist in Residence Program. AIR schedule: January 16–March 12 (session 1) and March 13–May 13 (session 2). Review of applications will begin October 7, 2016. Complete applications submitted by this date will receive full consideration. For more information click here.
Surface Design Association member and non-member artists working in or inspired by fiber arts and/or textile media are invited to submit work for a juried issue of the Surface Design Journal entitled Crafting Community: SDA Inaugural International Exhibition in Print. Selected work will appear in print in the winter 2016 issue of the Surface Design Journal (publication date December 23, 2016). Deadline October 15. Link to call here.
BOX 13 ArtSpace is an artist run, non-profit, innovative environment for the creation and advancement of experimental contemporary art in Houston. BOX 13 ArtSpace is currently accepting proposals for 2017 – 2018 for exhibitions in its two Downstairs Galleries and Window BOX Gallery. Artists and curators are invited to submit recent (or proposed) experimental works not previously shown in Houston. The submission deadline is October 30, 2016. Read the call here.
Read Kirsten Swenson's review of Robert Irwin at the Hirschhorn Museum in D.C. in Art In America here.
Las Vegas-based artist Andreana Donahue was recently selected to participate in the Fall 2016 Wagon Station Encampment Residency at A-Z West in Joshua Tree this month.
Erik Beehn: Housesitting at Platform Gallery, Evanston, IL. October 1-November 18; 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. Read his interview with Samantha Nelson (Chicago Tribune/Wilmette Life) “Growing up in hotel inspired Erik Beehn’s artwork.”
Justin Favela and Mikayla Whitmore,BIG LOAD is on view at the Southwestern Michigan’s Art Gallery in Dowagiac Michigan until October 6. Read the Marc Dombrosky and Shannon Eakins' interview with Mikayla Whitmore on the Settlers + Nomads blog here.
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, October 6-Jan 2, 2017, with opening reception on Thursday, October 6, 6-9PM andRaising Children for Strangers,solo exhibition at the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana through October 23.
Andrew Scott Ross, Modern Life at Practice Gallery in Philadelphia. October 7-30. Opening reception Friday October 7, 6-10 PM.
Damien Gilley, Neverender, at One Grand Gallery in Portland, OR. October 7-29, Opening reception October 7, 7-9PM.
Aaron Sheppard with Carole Caroompas and Patrick Lee in the Western Project exhibition Tales of the Flesh 2: Born Adversaries, October 13-24. Opening reception October 13, 5-9 PM.
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, it opens at the Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles on October 22 with a reception from 6-9 PM. On view through December 3.
Chris Coy's solo exhibition A Little Death is on view at Anat Ebgi in Los Angeles through October 22.
David Bowie Tribute Wall, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, through October 15th 2016. Curated by Los Angeles artist, Kristin Calabrese.
Rebekah Bogard is exhibiting in Vitality and Verve at theLong Beach Museum of Artthrough October 16.
Sharon Louden, Solo Exhibition: New works on paper and paintings at Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY. Through October 22, 2016
Tilting The Basin: Contemporary Art of Nevada at the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada. Exhibiting artists: Chris Bauder, Megan Berner, Rebekah Bogard, Mark Brandvik, Galen Brown, Erik Burke, JW Caldwell, Nate Clark, Tim Conder, Matthew Couper, Joseph DeLappe, Gig Depio, Russell Dudley, Jeffrey Erickson, Justin Favela, Jen Graham, Sush Machida Gaikotsu, Ahren Hertel, Brent Holmes, Katty Hoover, Shawn Hummel, Eunkang Koh, Wendy Kveck, Nick Larson, Katie Lewis, Sarah Lillegard, Omar Pierce, Krystal Ramirez, JK Russ, David Ryan, David Sanchez Burr, Sean Slattery, Brent Sommerhauser, Rachel Stiff. Through October 23, traveling to Las Vegas in 2017. David Sanchez Burr on the Art of Maintenance and Decay at NMA on October 28 from 12-1PM.
Justin Favela, Con Cariño: Artists Inspired by Lowriders, through October 10, at theNew Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, NM and Mi Casa es Mi Casa at the OXS Gallery in the Nevada Arts Council building in Carson City, through October 23. Read the S + N posts about Favela's artist residency at Arquetopia in Puebla, Mexico here.
Risky Behavior a group exhibition by Tiger Strikes Asteroid and Field Projects, featuring the work of Carl Baratta, Loren Britton, Vanessa Chow, Alexis Granwell, Erin Harmon, David Humphrey, Julian Kreimer, Sheila Pepe, Brian Porray, Jonathan Ryan, Laurel Shear, and Christopher Ulivo. Through October 29 at Field Projects in New York.
Lucky DeBellevue, Assignment, a solo exhibition at Kai Matsumiya, New York, through October 3o.
Kyla Hansen, Rib Mountain, solo exhibition at Five Car Garage in Los Angeles through November 2
Marnie Weber, Chapel of the Moon, solo exhibition at Gavlak, though November 5 in Los Angeles.
Erin Stellmon, group exhibition Paper Work at Crafted in Baltimore through November 12.
Posted by Wendy Kveck.