"But instead of disintegrating into a mishmash of weirdness, the exhibition delivers a coherent statement about the physicality of art and art-making." I Contemporary Arts Center's 27th Annual Juried Show as reviewed in Las Vegas Weekly
Local artists with ties to northeast Las Vegas being planned at Left of Center Art Gallery “I realized that there are a lot of artists that grew up in North Las Vegas and east Las Vegas, but there really hasn’t been a discussion of artists coming from these particular areas,” said curator Ashanti McGee to The R-J. "North East" artist reception is May 7.
The Arquetopia adventurs of artist Justin Favela I Settlers and Nomads
Photo by Michael Ogilvie
This early peek of ZAP 8 Laughlin public art shows that artist Mark Brandvik knows where the car bodies are buried.
L.A.-based street artist Plastic Jesus is behind those "No Trump Anytime" signs in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Miami and Washington, D.C. I LA Weekly + Tribune
Clinton and Trump are popular topics for street artists I LATimes
When a scowl becomes a mural.
At 90 Ed Moses still has new work to show I LATimes
Julien's Auctions will hold its biannual Street & Contemporary Art this weekend. The big ticket item is "Happy Choppers" by Banksy.
Minneapolis graffiti artist Rock “Cyfi” Martinez one of many artists who painted a mural tribute to Prince.
“It’s my present to Minneapolis,” Martinez tells the Star Tribune I City Pages
“They appear to have had an altercation,” says a NYPD cop looking at Picasso’s 1905 “At the Lapin Agile,” which "depicts a wilted-looking couple sitting at a French bar after what might have been a long night out." Officers were exploring visual perception I NYTimes
Snøhetta expansion of the new SFMOMA. opening May 14, 2016. Photo: © Henrik Kam, courtesy SFMOMA
Artists navigating the art world and its galleries I ArtBusiness.com
The poetics of torn posters subject of an exhibition in Paris I Hyperallergic
Chicago has big plans for 40,000 square feet of new street art I TimeOutChicago
Cindy Sherman ends sabbatical to "produced her first new photos in five years." The topic is aging I NYTimes
Playwright David Olson and director Matt Reckeweg mount play on Hugo Ball, who wrote and presented the original Dada Manifesto I WaPo
Have it both ways: Creating art improves brain function, says study featured at ArtNet. Then there are the researchers at De La Salle University in Manila who believe that psychopathic traits might actually be key to creativity. Metro.
Photo: Ed Fuentes
"Washington Crossing the Delaware" (1851) by Emanuel Leutze at The Met. Seen during the UNLV MFA Fine Art Graduate trip to New York.
FIELD NOTES: Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced two major donations that push forward a $600 million fundraising campaign for a new building for LACMA, reports the LATimes. Elaine Wynn, who co-founded Mirage Resorts and Wynn Resorts with former husband, Steve Wynn, pledged $50 million to the project. From the LATimes: "Skeptics abounded when plans were first announced three years ago. But momentum now seems to be shifting in LACMA's favor with the announcement this week of two major donations that will push the fundraising campaign near the halfway point."
I've always loved L.A. I consider it to be a suburb of Las Vegas,
but Las Vegas is really a suburb of L.A."
- Elaine Wynn,
Photo by Michael Ogilvie for Clark County Public Art Program
FIELD NOTES: Titled "Thumbs Up", this Robin Stark and Eric Pawloski sculpture are some of the works now being installed on highway medians under the Clark County Public Art program. This version of the site-specific public art sits at 2925 North Pecos Rd., near Las Vegas Boulevard. . . American Cousin: The bold characters in motion have a visual kinship to East Germany's Ampelmännchen, the British designed traffic light figure that has been strutting in green since 2005.
ABOVE: Detail of new mural by D*Face at the Plaza Hotel.