Nancy Brown at Blackbird Studio. July 2, 2015. Photo: PtD
FIELD NOTES: First Friday is tonight, and on Preview Thursday at Blackbird Studios artist Nancy Brown opened "Consumption," an installation that is the artist's response to "the fragile relationship between science and agribusiness." Says Brown via Blackbird Studio: "Our over-consumption fuels the devastating effects this has on our health, the environment, and the lives of animals. It is the intent of this show to shed light on this overlooked yet important subject and to challenge the viewer to question their actions and the actions of others." MORE: Also ready for First Friday at Blackbird Studio is Lisa Dittrich with "Enchanted White Girl Art Show." Blackbird Studio is on the edge of the 18b footprint at 1551 S. Commerce Street.
Section of "8 Miles Out, 6 Feet Under" by Miguel Rodriguez.
86'ED: The Miguel Rodriguez interior mural inside Nevada Humanties is a work that "pulsates in a dynamic color exchange from one wall to another," as Kristen Peterson wrote at Las Vegas Weekly. Nevada Humanties Program Gallery 1017 S. First Street #190.
Justin Favela and paper Doritos.
MORE ART: Open for First Friday is "Chop Shop" by Justin Favela at Alios (1217 S. Main St); Le Salon Des Refusés Du Péché at Sin City Gallery (107 E Charleston Blvd #100); Eric Burwell's "Progressive Failure" at Brett Wesley Gallery (1025 S 1st St #150); and live painting under the watch of Guerrilla Kage at S. Boulder Ave and S. Art Way. FOR DETAILS: First Friday, now operating as a non-profit event, is July 3 from 5 pm to 11 p.m. There's much more information at FFLV.net.
Above: Stephen Hendee created sculpture for the celebration of 30 years of public art programming in the City of Las Vegas.